polis

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noun po·lis \ˈpä-ləs\

Definition of polis

plural

poleis

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  1. :  a Greek city-state; broadly :  a state or society especially when characterized by a sense of community

Origin and Etymology of polis

Greek — more at police


First Known Use: 1884


-polis

noun combining form po·lis

Definition of -polis

  1. :  city megalopolis

Origin and Etymology of -polis

Late Latin, from Greek, from polis


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