The body politic – Idioms by The Free Dictionary

We shall constitute one-third and more of the ignorance and crime of the South, or one-third its intelligence and progress; we shall contribute one-third to the business and industrial prosperity of the South, or we shall prove a veritable body of death, stagnating, depressing, retarding every effort to advance the body politic.
But throughout creation Nature has confined the vital principle within a narrow space, in order to concentrate its power; and so it is with the body politic. I will illustrate this thought of mine by examples.
Whosoever has observed that sedate and clerical bird, the rook, may perhaps have noticed that when he wings his way homeward towards nightfall, in a sedate and clerical company, two rooks will suddenly detach themselves from the rest, will retrace their flight for some distance, and will there poise and linger; conveying to mere men the fancy that it is
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Society in Tagalog – English-Tagalog Dictionary

(countable) A long-standing group of people sharing cultural aspects such as language, dress, norms of behavior and artistic forms.

(countable) A group of people who meet from time to time to engage in a common interest; an association or organization.

(countable) The sum total of all voluntary interrelations between individuals.

(uncountable) The people of one’s country or community taken as a whole.

(uncountable) High society.

(countable, law) A number of people joined by mutual consent to deliberate, determine and act a common goal.

A long-standing group of people sharing cultural aspects such as language, dress, norms of behavior and artistic forms.

A group of people who meet from time to time to engage in a common interest; an association or organization.

The sum total of all voluntary interrelations between individuals.

The people of one’s country or community taken as a whole.

High society.

A number of people joined by mutual

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Article about Goverment by The Free Dictionary

the highest executive body of a state. Sometimes called the council of ministers or cabinet of ministers, governments are headed by a prime minister, a chancellor, or by the chairman of the council of ministers or cabinet of ministers. In some countries the government is headed by the head of state—in the USA, for example, by the president. Such members of the government as ministers, secretaries, and secretaries of state direct state administrative departments. Governments may be composed of one or of several parties. Federal states have a central or federal government as well as governments of the political units, for example, states or provinces, that form the federation.

In capitalist countries governments are formed by a parliament or are appointed by the monarch or president. In the Federal Republic of Germany, Ireland, and Japan the head of state appoints as premier or chancellor a person elected by parliament. In

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government – WordReference.com Dictionary of English

WordReference Random House Learner’s Dictionary of American English © 2020
gov•ern•ment /ˈgʌvɚnmənt, -ɚmənt/USA pronunciation  
  1. Government[uncountable] the political system by which direction and control over the actions of the members or citizens of a community, society, state, etc., is exercised; the direction of the affairs of a state, community, etc.
  2. Government[countable;  usually singular;
    the + ~]
    the governing body of persons in a state, community, etc. or a branch of this body.
  3. Government[countable] (in some parliamentary systems, as that of the United Kingdom)
    • the particular group of persons forming the cabinet at any given time:The Prime Minister has formed a new government.
    • the parliament along with the cabinet.

  4. [uncountable] direction;

gov•ern•men•tal /ˌgʌvɚnˈmɛntəl, ˌgʌvɚ-/USA pronunciation  adj. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of

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society definition | Open Education Sociology Dictionary

Definition of Society

(noun) A large group of interacting people in a defined territory, sharing a common culture.

Types of Society

Society Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: so·ci·e·ty

Audio Pronunciation

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /suh-sIE-uh-tee/
  • British English – /suh-sIE-uh-tee/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /səˈsaɪədi/
  • British English – /səˈsʌɪəti/

Usage Notes

Related Quotations

  • “A social fact is every way of acting, whether fixed or not, which is capable of exercising an external constraint on the individual; or, which is general throughout a given society, whilst having an existence of its own, independent of its individual manifestations” (Durkheim [1895] 2004:50).
  • “Each of us is a social being. We are born into a social environment; we fully develop in to human beings in a social environment; and we live our lives in a social environment. What we think, how we feel, and what we say and do
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Idioms by The Free Dictionary

And with his side now without a win in six games in all competitions and five points adrift of top spot in the National League, Alexander is hoping that Politic will be back sooner rather than later.
For example, in a letter about her upbringing, Rule provides some context for the progressive politics that shaped her life.” I brood a lot about racism these days,” she writes.
The author drives Ichabod into specular associations that increase readers’ awareness of the US body politic as a disabled–mostly fragmented–construct.
Moreno (author); THE BODY POLITIC; Bellvue Literary Press (Nonfiction: Science) $18.95 ISBN: 9781934137383
Congress, and in the American body politic writ large, to expend increasingly precious funds on behalf of nations that are apparently unwilling to devote the necessary resources …
Limba–alaturi de istoria limbii–este, cu siguranta un domeniu privilegiat pentru un domeniu de cercetare atat de interesant precum este limbajul politic
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Definitions of politic – OneLook Dictionary Search

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  1. politic: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. politic: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. politic: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. politic: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. politic: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. politic: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Politic, politic: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. politic: Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary [home, info]
  9. politic: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. politic: Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. politic: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. politic: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. Politic, politic: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. politic (adj.): Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. politic: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. politic: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Politic: Wikipedia,
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Civil law – definition of civil law by The Free Dictionary

He rendered clear and familiar to himself that vast and tumultuous period of civil law and canon law in conflict and at strife with each other, in the chaos of the Middle Ages,–a period which Bishop Theodore opens in 618, and which Pope Gregory closes in 1227.
“Not when the government suspends civil law. In that day when you speak of rising in your strength, your strength would be turned against yourself.
The hatred of the Portas and the Piombos and their terrible passions were inscribed on this page of the civil law as the annals of a people (contained, it may be, in one word only,–Napoleon, Robespierre) are engraved on a tombstone.
The accident of their father having been married, when he first met with their mother, has made them the outcasts of the whole social community; it has placed them out of the pale of the Civil
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Politics definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary

Examples of ‘politics’ in a sentence


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dinner parties
need is more
religion and politics.

Times, Sunday Times (2016)

If the changes
go through he would have
unparalleled control of politics and society.

Times, Sunday Times (2017)

The country at large loathes party politics in the present

Times, Sunday Times (2016)

capture our
sense of
decline as
populist politics and
brutal power
drive us to a new

Times, Sunday Times (2016)

Keep it
simple and
disciplined People
engage with politics
rarely and for short periods of time.

Times, Sunday Times (2016)

Weird things
week in British politics.

Times, Sunday Times (2016)

These people should keep their
noses out of American politics.

The Sun (2017)


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definition of politic by The Free Dictionary

Therefore set it down, that an habit of secrecy, is both politic and moral.

But for the third degree, which is simulation, and false profession; that I hold more culpable, and less politic; except it be in great and rare matters.

It seems also improper, that one person should execute several offices, which was approved of at Carthage; for one business is best done by one person; and it is the duty of the legislator to look to this, and not make the same person a musician and a shoemaker: so that where the state is not small it is more politic and more popular to admit many persons to have a share in the government; for, as I just now said, it is not only more usual, but everything is better and sooner done, when one thing only is allotted to one person: and this is evident both
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