Definition of Body politic

1. Noun. A politically organized body of people under a single government. "An industrialized land"




Definition of Body politic

1. Noun. The collective body of a nation or state as politically organized, or as exercising political functions. ¹

2. Noun. (archaic) A corporation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Body Politic Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Body Politic Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Body Politic

body of tibia
body of tongue
body of ulna
body of urinary bladder
body of uterus
body of vertebra
body of water
body of work
body pad
body part
body parts
body patterning
body piercing
body piercings
body plethysmograph
body politic (current term)
body process
body regions
body righting reflexes
body schema
body servant
body shop
body shops
body slam
body slams
body snatcher
body snatchers
body spray
body stocking
body structure

Literary usage of Body politic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1875)
"ACTIVITY WHICH PERVADES ALL THE BRANCHES OP THE body politic IN THE UNITED STATES ; INFLUENCE WHICH IT EXERCISES UPON SOCIETY. More difficult to conceive ..."

2. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1916)
"Devoted to the Science, Art, Philosophy and Literature oj Education VOL. XXXVI. OCTOBER, 1915 No. 2 Our Body-politic on the Dissecting Table A Study in ..."

3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1856)
"... to be elected from time to time by the said General Committee, out of the other members for the time being, of the said body politic and corporate; ..."

4. The Constitution of the United States: A Critical Discussion of Its Genesis by John Randolph Tucker, Henry St. George Tucker (1899)
"We may then assume that, while the Body- politic de jure is composed of all men, women and children in society, the de facto Body-politic will be composed ..."

5. The United States of America: A Study in International Organization by James Brown Scott (1920)
"... A New body politic Our First and Only Ally And yet, although the colonies were declared by this instrument to be free and independent States, ..."

6. The Law of Nations: Or, Principles of the Law of Nature, Applied to the by Emer de Vattel, Joseph Chitty (1883)
"CHAP. I. OF NATIONS OR SOVEREIGN STATES.(IO) A NATION or a state is, as has been said at the beginning ? i. Of th« of this work, a body politic, ..."

7. A Treatise of the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank-notes and by Sir John Barnard Byles, George Sharswood (1883)
"after the first day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and five, shall be made and signed by any person or persons, body politic or ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Body politic

Search for Body politic on Dictionary.com!Search for Body politic on Thesaurus.com!Search for Body politic on Google!Search for Body politic on Wikipedia!

Search