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political entity

Definitions of political entity
  1. noun
    a unit with political responsibilities
    synonyms: political unit
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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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    body politic, commonwealth, country, land, nation, res publica, state
    a politically organized body of people under a single government
    Holy Roman Empire
    a political entity in Europe that began with the papal coronation of Otto I as the first emperor in 962 and lasted until 1806 when it was dissolved by Napoleon
    union
    a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations
    Palestine Authority, Palestine National Authority, Palestinian National Authority
    combines the Gaza Strip and the West Bank under a political unit with limited autonomy and a police force; created in 1993 by an agreement between Israel and the PLO
    cadre, cell
    a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement
    amphictyony
    an association of neighboring states or tribes in ancient Greece; established originally to defend a common religious center
    lunatic fringe
    a political unit with extreme and fanatical views
    revolutionary group
    a political unit organized to promote revolution
    lobby, pressure group, third house
    a group of people who try actively to influence legislation
    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
    confederacy, confederation, federation
    a union of political organizations
    enosis
    the union of Greece and Cyprus (which is the goal of a group of Greek Cypriots)
    league
    an association of states or organizations or individuals for common action
    customs union
    an association of nations to promote free trade within the union and set common tariffs for nations that are not members
    ally
    a friendly nation
    sleeper cell
    a cell of sleepers
    radical cell, terrorist cell
    a cell of terrorists (usually 3 to 5 members)
    resistance, underground
    a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force
    NRA, National Rifle Association
    a powerful lobby that advocates the right to own and bear arms and rejects any gun regulation by the government
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    social unit, unit
    an organization regarded as part of a larger social group
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