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the body politic

The inhabitants of a nation taken together as a political entity. How do you think the body politic will vote in this election?
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body politic

the people of a country or state considered as a political unit. The body politic was unable to select between the candidates.
See also: body, politic
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A Body Politic to Govern: The Political Humanism of Elizabeth I.
Coming months will reveal whether the court believes free speech does a body politic good.
We can as a body politic support those economic sanctions and international controls that have helped reduce violence related to specific commodity flows already.
By the early sixteenth century, "common weal" had come to mean "the general well-being" as well as identifying the whole community, rulers and ruled, living together in peace and order as a body politic (7).
Can elections really create a body politic or must that come first?
s book invites its readers to act in the drama by creating a body politic consistent with Julian's inspiration.
What remains lacking in a ubiquitous city-state like Los Angeles is a civic culture which embraces a more inclusive participation by a body politic far removed geographically from City Hall - an issue which the charter reformers must urgently heed.
Indeed, Reinisch maintains, the poll shows that the United States is a country of "sexual illiterates," with a body politic dangerously burdened with carnal misinformation.
Arkansas Student Loan Authority (ASLA), a body politic and corporate and an instrumentality of the state of AR, was established in 1977 under Act 873 of the Acts of Arkansas.
In The Prince he speaks of a political body whose humors are unbalanced and needs severe medical treatment; in the Discorsi he portrays the good republic in which the humors of the plebs and the humors of the patricians are kept in balance through a healthy conflict and hopes that in the future someone "piu amato dal Cielo" can put into practice what he could only put in paper; in the Florentine Histories he describes a body politic full of malignant humors that seems to be beyond cure unless, as he says in the Discursus Florentinarum rerum, a truly good and prudent man succeeds, with heavens' help, in introducing a political constitution that gives the three humors of the city - the primi, the mezzani and the ultimi - their proper place.
The association, which is authorized by state statue to issue the bonds, is a body politic and corporate created to assure an adequate source of capital for affordable housing and has the power to finance various facilities for nonprofit corporations.
Arkansas Student Loan Authority (ASLA), a body politic and corporate and an instrumentality of the state of Arkansas, was established in 1977 under Act 873 of the Acts of Arkansas.
The Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority is a body politic and corporate and an agency of the State created by Florida Statutes.
MEDCO functions under the provision of Article 83A, Sections 5-201 through 5-216 of the Annotated Code of Maryland 1984, as amended in 2002, as a body politic and corporate.
Arkansas Student Loan Authority is a body politic and corporate and an instrumentality of the state of Arkansas.