Word of the day: Polity


 

Word of the day: Polity

noun
  1. a form or process of civil government or constitution.

A polity is any kind of political entity. It is a group of people who are collectively united by a self-reflected cohesive force such as identity, who have a capacity to mobilise resources, and are organised by some form of institutionalised hierarchy.[1]

Polity is a general term that refers to political organization of a group.

From Middle French politie, from Latin politia (circa. 1530s AD/CE), from Ancient Greek πολιτεία(politeía, polity, policy, the state). wiktionary.org

Polity may also refer to:

  • Ecclesiastical polity, the system of church governance
  • Polity (publisher), a UK-based social sciences and humanities publisher
  • Polity data series, a research project in political science
  • Student Polity Association Inc., or Polity, the defunct student government at Stony Brook University
  • The Polity, the setting for several series of science-fiction novels written by Neal Asher

Source: Word of the day: WRIT

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