body politic

Definitions of body politic
  1. noun
    a politically organized body of people under a single government
    synonyms: commonwealth, country, land, nation, res publica, state
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    examples:
    Tamil Eelam
    the independent state that the Tamil Tigers have fought for
    Carthage
    an ancient city state on the north African coast near modern Tunis; founded by Phoenicians; destroyed and rebuilt by Romans; razed by Arabs in 697
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    commonwealth country
    any of the countries in the British Commonwealth
    developing country
    a country that is poor and whose citizens are mostly agricultural workers but that wants to become more advanced socially and economically
    Dominion
    one of the self-governing nations in the British Commonwealth
    foreign country
    any state of which one is not a citizen
    Reich
    the German state
    renegade state, rogue nation, rogue state
    a state that does not respect other states in its international actions
    suzerain
    a state exercising a degree of dominion over a dependent state especially in its foreign affairs
    sea power
    a nation that possesses formidable naval strength
    great power, major power, power, superpower, world power
    a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world
    city state, city-state
    a state consisting of a sovereign city
    ally
    a friendly nation
    Hohenzollern empire, Second Reich
    the Reich when Hohenzollern monarchs ruled Germany (from 1871 to 1919)
    Nazi Germany, Third Reich
    the Nazi dictatorship under Hitler (1933-1945)
    hegemon
    a leading or paramount power
    type of:
    political entity, political unit
    a unit with political responsibilities
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