Definition of body politic in English:

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body politic

noun

(usually the body politic)
The people of a nation, state, or society considered collectively as an organized group of citizens: individual dissent was considered necessary to the health of the body politic
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  • 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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