noun(usually the body politic)
The people of a nation, state, or society considered collectively as an organized group of citizens.
- 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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Syllabification: bod·y pol·i·tic
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