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noun as in state

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They found the proto-nations of the Middle Ages useful as a past to point to for their modern origins, pointing to both medieval connections to Greece and Rome and the independence and distinct traditions of medieval polities.

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Sorry, I'm partisan, but I doubt I'm an unusual case in our polity.

We are in a depression because it is our revealed preference, as a polity, not to remedy the problem.

In any democratic polity, the voting public wants to identify with its leaders.

Of course, traditional journalists and ideological activists are both needed if we're to maintain a healthy polity.

Those who approve of their polity countenance what is hostile to his government, and thus act as his enemies.

The history of our polity at this time is closely connected with the history of one man.

Switzerland, he urged, played so important a part in the European polity, that no one could be indifferent to its destiny.

But why should not a part of that fable have come true in our polity, as another part of it has come true in yours?

Calvin exercised a great influence on the civil polity of Geneva, although it was established before he came to the city.


On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to polity, such as: commonwealth, community, country, federation, land, and nation.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.