body+politic

  • 1 Body politic — or body corporate and politic means a state or one of its subordinate civil authorities, such as a province, prefecture, county, municipality, city or district. It is generally understood to mean a geographic area with an associated government at …

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  • 2 Body politic — Body Bod y, n.; pl. {Bodies}. [OE. bodi, AS. bodig; akin to OHG. botah. [root]257. Cf. {Bodice}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital principle; the… …

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  • 3 body politic — body pol·i·tic / pä lə tik/ n pl bod·ies politic: a group of individuals organized under a single governmental authority Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. body politic …

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  • 4 body politic — A group of people organised under a single government or authority (national or regional) is a body politic …

    The small dictionary of idiomes

  • 5 body politic — n [singular] formal all the people in a nation forming a state under the control of a single government …

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  • 6 body politic — ► NOUN ▪ the people of a nation or society considered as an organized group of citizens …

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  • 7 body politic — n. the people who collectively constitute a political unit under a government …

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  • 8 body politic — noun a politically organized body of people under a single government the state has elected a new president African nations students who had come to the nation s capitol the country s largest manufacturer an industrialized land • Syn: ↑state, ↑ …

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  • 9 body politic — N SING: usu the N The body politic is all the people of a nation when they are considered as a complete political group. [FORMAL] Unfortunately, this sense of internationalism has yet to spread through the body politic. Syn: state …

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  • 10 body politic —    A group of people organised under a single government or authority (national or regional) is a body politic.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …

    English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • 11 body politic — Political Science. a people regarded as a political body under an organized government. [1425 75; late ME bodi politik] * * * …

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  • 12 body politic — noun a) The collective body of a nation or state as politically organized, or as exercising political functions. b) A corporation …

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  • 13 body politic — group of people forming a political body under an organized government …

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  • 14 body politic — bod′y pol′itic n. gov a people regarded as forming a political body under an organized government • Etymology: 1425–75; late ME …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 body politic — /bɒdi ˈpɒlətɪk/ (say bodee poluhtik) noun a people as forming a political body under an organised government …

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  • 16 body politic — noun Date: 15th century 1. a group of persons politically organized under a single governmental authority 2. archaic corporation 2 3. a people considered as a collective unit …

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  • 17 body politic — Synonyms and related words: Everyman, John Doe, Public, ally, archduchy, archdukedom, buffer state, captive nation, chieftaincy, chieftainry, citizenry, city state, colony, common man, commonweal, commonwealth, community, community at large,… …

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  • 18 body politic — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An organized geopolitical unit: country, land, nation, polity, state. See POLITICS, TERRITORY …

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  • 19 body politic — noun the people of a nation or society considered as an organized group of citizens …

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  • 20 body politic — noun (singular) formal all the people in a nation forming a state under the control of a single government …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English