Word of the day: Polity
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.
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