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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.]
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.
Any form of government or organized society.
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|Noun||1.||polity - 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|
|3.||polity - shrewd or crafty management of public affairs; "we was innocent of stratagems and polity"|