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Definition of Polity

Polity

  1. 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. Hence: The form or constitution by which any institution is organized; the recognized principles which lie at the foundation of any human institution.
  3. Policy; art; management.

Polity Quotations

I lead no party; I follow no leader. I have given the best part of my life to careful study of Islam, its law and polity, its culture, its history and its literature.
Muhammad Iqbal

Men are at every stage of evolution, from the most barbarous to the most developed; men are found of lofty intelligence, but also of the most unevolved mentality; in one place there is a highly developed and complex civilisation, in another a crude and simple polity.
Annie Besant

The American polity is infected with a serious imbalance of power between elites and masses, a power which is the principal threat to our democracy.
Paul Wellstone

To his credit, Obama didn't just come to Washington to be someone. Like Reagan, he came to Washington to do something - to introduce a powerful social democratic stream into America's deeply and historically individualist polity.
Charles Krauthammer

More than 90% of Chinese believe themselves to be Han. Of course, such a vast population is derived from countless different races, but because China has enjoyed such a long and continuous history as a polity, there has been thousands of years of mixing, melding and assimilation.
Martin Jacques
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Polity Translations

polity in German is Gemeinwesen

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