Part of speech: noun

The form of government of a nation, church, etc.

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Usage examples "polity":

  1. No doubt the tribe of Judah could bear the new burdens, because it enjoyed the advantages of the new polity. - "The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI)", Max Duncker.
  2. If this had been so, it would have simply been a consent on the part of Elizabeth, that the Catholic religion and the inquisition should be re- established in the Provinces, to the exclusion of every other form of worship or polity. - "History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete", John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009.
  3. This completeness, this finality of his system of religion and polity, is the very pride and glory of a true Muslim. - "The Faith of Islam", Edward Sell.