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pol·i·ty

 (pŏl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. pol·i·ties
1. The form of government of a nation, state, church, or organization.
2. An organized society, such as a nation, having a specific form of government: "His alien philosophy found no roots in the American polity" (New York Times).

[Obsolete French politie, from Old French, from Late Latin polītīa, the Roman government; see police.]

polity

(ˈpɒlɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a form of government or organization of a state, church, society, etc; constitution
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a politically organized society, state, city, etc
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the management of public or civil affairs
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) political organization
[C16: from Latin polītīa, from Greek politeia citizenship, civil administration, from politēs citizen, from polis city]

pol•i•ty

(ˈpɒl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a particular form or system of government: civil polity; ecclesiastical polity.
2. a state or other organized community or body.
3. the condition of being constituted as a state or other organized community or body.
4. government or administrative regulation.
[1530–40; < Latin polītīa < Greek polīteía citizenship, government =polite-, variant s. of politēs citizen (see polis, -ite1) + -ia -ia]

polity

Any form of government or organized society.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polity - the form of government of a social organizationpolity - the form of government of a social organization
order - established customary state (especially of society); "order ruled in the streets"; "law and order"
2.polity - a politically organized unit
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
authorities, government, regime - the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit; "the government reduced taxes"; "the matter was referred to higher authorities"
3.polity - shrewd or crafty management of public affairs; "we was innocent of stratagems and polity"
administration, disposal - a method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs)

polity

noun
An organized geopolitical unit:
Translations

polity

[ˈpɒlɪtɪ] N (= form of government) → gobierno m, forma f de gobierno; (= politically organized state) → estado m

polity

n (= form of government)politische Ordnung, Staats- or Regierungsform f; (= politically organized society)Staat (→ swesen nt) m, → Gemeinwesen nt; (= management of public affairs)Staatsverwaltung f
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I suspect you and he are brewing some bad polities, else you would not be seeing so much of the lively man.
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Except in well established federal polities such as the U.
Tonio Andrade surveys the Ming-Qing policy toward overseas expansion from 1500 to 1700 and reconfirms the scholarly consensus that the Asian states and empire were land-oriented polities.
Prior to the arrival of the Spanish, their past political organization was characterized by small to large cacicazgos or chiefdoms, except in times of war against the Spanish and later the Chileans when more formal, semi-centralized polities headed by guen-toqui war leaders were formed to defend their lands.
In this impressively researched and very readable study of the Western Slave Coast, Silke Strickrodt examines the history of the multi-ethnic communities that came into being in that area of the Atlantic coastline that lay between the more studied polities of Accra and Anlo to the west, and Ouidah to the east.
Furthermore, this ruling hierarchy must know that it is only in regimented polities and despotic autocracies where the people at the top of the state apparatus can have their way as they like.
Ten chapters are divided into four sections: creating the polity; polities seeking members; polities taken over; and expanding and consolidating the empire.
7) Yet the earliest existing records of polities in the Melaka Straits only date to the middle of the first millennium CE.
This book, in sum, is particularly remarkable when it shows some of the main weaknesses of democratic polities, and tries to understand the political life of a democracy as the continuous balancing of unsolvable dilemmas.
If the outcomes of conflicts are mostly determined by the polities' wealth or power, if there exist well-defined and accepted means of succession, and if control mechanisms within polities are internally specialized then the stability of large, complex polities is strongly promoted.
Resting on the experience of late medieval and early modem Europe, the notion of composite polities refers to entities that "unite several independent political communities without erasing their distinctive legal identities" (pp.

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