the body politic

noun phrase

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formal
: all the people in a particular country considered as a single group The article examines the language politicians use to appeal to the body politic.

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“The body politic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20body%20politic. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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