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body politic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Government
body politicˌbody ˈpolitic noun [singular] formal  PGall the people in a nation forming a state under the control of a single government
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body politicIt represented an extreme example of a theocracy - of a body politic organised essentially around religious principles.The body politic may have undergone radical surgery and it may have aged considerably, but it has continued to endure.
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