Definition of body politic in English:

body politic

Syllabification: bod·y pol·i·tic


(usually the body politic)
  • The people of a nation, state, or society considered collectively as an organized group of citizens.
    More example sentences
    • This is a poison spreading through the body politic of the country.
    • Lying on such a scale has a definite impact on the body politic.
    • Graham, for his own reasons, has touched a nerve in the body politic.

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