body politic

noun

Definition of body politic

1 :a group of persons politically organized under a single governmental authority
2 archaic :corporation 2
3 :a people considered as a collective unit

First Known Use of body politic

15th century


Law Dictionary

body politic

noun body pol·i·tic \ -ˈpä-lə-tik \

legal Definition of body politic

plural bodies politic
:a group of individuals organized under a single governmental authority

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