body politic definition by Webster's New World
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the people who collectively constitute a political unit under a government
body politic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
The people of a politically organized nation or state considered as a group.
body politic - Legal Definition
The people who are subjected to or owe allegiance to a single organized political governmental authority, such as a state or country.