body politic


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, country, county, domain, dominion, duchy, dukedom, earldom, empery, empire, estate, everybody, everyman, everyone, everywoman, folk, folks, free city, general public, gentry, grand duchy, kingdom, land, mandant, mandate, mandated territory, mandatee, mandatory, men, nation, nationality, people, people in general, persons, polis, polity, populace, population, possession, power, principality, principate, protectorate, province, public, puppet government, puppet regime, realm, republic, satellite, seneschalty, settlement, society, sovereign nation, state, sultanate, superpower, territory, toparchia, toparchy, world, you and me

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • 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 …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   Law dictionary

  • 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

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

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

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

  • 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, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   English dictionary

  • 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

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