Definition of Body politic
1. Noun. A politically organized body of people under a single government. "An industrialized land"
Specialized synonyms: Commonwealth Country, Developing Country, Dominion, Foreign Country, Reich, Renegade State, Rogue Nation, Rogue State, Suzerain, Sea Power, Great Power, Major Power, Power, Superpower, World Power, City State, City-state, Ally
Terms within: Estate, Estate Of The Realm, The Three Estates
Generic synonyms: Political Entity, Political Unit
Specialized synonyms: Eelam, Tamil Eelam
Definition of Body politic
1. Noun. The collective body of a nation or state as politically organized, or as exercising political functions. ¹
2. Noun. (archaic) A corporation. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Lexicographical Neighbors of Body Politic
Literary usage of Body politic
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1875)
"ACTIVITY WHICH PERVADES ALL THE BRANCHES OP THE body politic IN THE UNITED STATES ; INFLUENCE WHICH IT EXERCISES UPON SOCIETY. More difficult to conceive ..."
2. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1916)
"Devoted to the Science, Art, Philosophy and Literature oj Education VOL. XXXVI. OCTOBER, 1915 No. 2 Our Body-politic on the Dissecting Table A Study in ..."
3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1856)
"... to be elected from time to time by the said General Committee, out of the other members for the time being, of the said body politic and corporate; ..."
4. The Constitution of the United States: A Critical Discussion of Its Genesis by John Randolph Tucker, Henry St. George Tucker (1899)
"We may then assume that, while the Body- politic de jure is composed of all men, women and children in society, the de facto Body-politic will be composed ..."
5. The United States of America: A Study in International Organization by James Brown Scott (1920)
"... A New body politic Our First and Only Ally And yet, although the colonies were declared by this instrument to be free and independent States, ..."
6. The Law of Nations: Or, Principles of the Law of Nature, Applied to the by Emer de Vattel, Joseph Chitty (1883)
"CHAP. I. OF NATIONS OR SOVEREIGN STATES.(IO) A NATION or a state is, as has been said at the beginning ? i. Of th« of this work, a body politic, ..."
7. A Treatise of the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank-notes and by Sir John Barnard Byles, George Sharswood (1883)
"after the first day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and five, shall be made and signed by any person or persons, body politic or ..."