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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek πολῑτείᾱ (polīteíā, citizenship; government; civil polity).

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polītīa f (genitive polītīae); first declension

  1. (Late Latin) state, government
    • 1313, Dante Alighieri, “Liber I [Book 1]”, in De monarchia [About monarchy]:
      Genus humanum solum imperante Monarcha, sui, et non alterius gratia, est: tunc enim solum Politiae diriguntur obliquae, democratiae scilicet, oligarchiae atque tyrannides, quae in servitute cogunt genus humanum.
      Only when the monarch rules, mankind exists for his own sake, and not of others: for only then are the twisted governments rightened, namely democracies, oligarchies and tyrannies, which force mankind into slavery.

DeclensionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative polītīa polītīae
Genitive polītīae polītīārum
Dative polītīae polītīīs
Accusative polītīam polītīās
Ablative polītīā polītīīs
Vocative polītīa polītīae

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