What does polity mean?

Definitions for polityˈpɒl ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. civil order, polity(noun)

    the form of government of a social organization

  2. polity(noun)

    a politically organized unit

  3. polity(noun)

    shrewd or crafty management of public affairs

    "we was innocent of stratagems and polity"


  1. polity(Noun)

    An organizational structure of the government of a state, church, etc.

  2. polity(Noun)

    A politically organized unit; a state.

  3. Origin: From politie, from politia, from πολιτεία; see policy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Polity(noun)

    the form or constitution of the civil government of a nation or state; the framework or organization by which the various departments of government are combined into a systematic whole

  2. Polity(noun)

    hence: The form or constitution by which any institution is organized; the recognized principles which lie at the foundation of any human institution

  3. Polity(noun)

    policy; art; management


  1. Polity

    A polity is a state or one of its subordinate civil authorities, such as a province, prefecture, county, municipality, city, or district. It is generally understood to mean a geographic area with a corresponding government. Thomas Hobbes considered bodies politic in this sense in Leviathan. In previous centuries, body politic was also understood to mean "the physical person of the sovereign:" emperor, king or dictator in monarchies and despotisms, and the electorate in republics. In present times, it may also refer to representation of a group, such as ones drawn along the ethnic or the gender lines. Cabinets in liberal democracies are chosen to represent the body politic.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of polity in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of polity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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