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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French politie, from Latin politia (circa. 1530s C.E.), from Ancient Greek πολιτεία (politeía, polity, policy, the state). Doublet of policy and police.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɒ.lɪ.tɪ/
  • (US, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈpɑ.lɪ.ti/
  • (file)
  • (file)

NounEdit

polity (plural polities)

  1. (politics) An organizational structure of the government of a state, church, etc.
  2. (political science) A politically organized unit; a state.
    Different nations have different forms of polities, from provinces and states to territories and municipalities.

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