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politypol‧i‧ty /ˈpɒləti $ ˈpɑː-/ noun (plural polities) [countable, uncountable]  formalPG a particular form of political or government organization, or a condition of society in which political organization exists
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polityIt is suggested that citizenship is a relationship between an individual and a polity.Its emerging democratic polity and guided market economy are also similar.The dynamic forces within society and in the economy eventually came into conflict with a national polity which sought to avoid change.The greatest level of polity - political organisation - is democratic self-government.How does it compare with other polities?Individual members of the participant polity may be favorably or unfavorably oriented to the various classes of political objects.They may simply not yet have accepted that Gloucester now had his own ambitions beyond the preservation of his brother's polity.What, then, of their polities?
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