the body politic
Definition of the body politic
: 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.
Word by Word Definitions
: the main part of a plant or animal body especially as distinguished from limbs and head : trunk
: the main, central, or principal part: such as
: the nave of a church
: to give form or shape to : embody
: represent, symbolize
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