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polity

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noun pol·i·ty \ˈpä-lə-tē\

Simple Definition of polity

  • : something (such as a country or state) that has a government : a politically organized unit

  • : a form of government

Full Definition of polity

plural pol·i·ties

  1. 1 :  political organization

  2. 2 :  a specific form of political organization

  3. 3 :  a politically organized unit

  4. 4 a :  the form or constitution of a politically organized unit b :  the form of government of a religious denomination

Examples of polity

  1. the polities of medieval Italy



Origin of polity

Late Latin politia — more at police


First Known Use: 1538

Rhymes with polity



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