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body politic

noun, Political Science.
1.
a people regarded as a political body under an organized government.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English bodi politik
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body politic

noun
1.
the body politic, the people of a nation or the nation itself considered as a political entity; the state
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