Definition of Polity. Meaning of Polity. Synonyms of Polity

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Definition of Polity

Polity
Polity Pol"i*ty, n.; pl. Polities. [L. politia, Gr. ?: cf. F. politie. See 1st Policy, Police.] 1. The form or constitution of the civil government of a nation or state; the framework or organization by which the various departments of government are combined into a systematic whole. --Blackstone. Hooker. 2. Hence: The form or constitution by which any institution is organized; the recognized principles which lie at the foundation of any human institution. Nor is possible that any form of polity, much less polity ecclesiastical, should be good, unless God himself be author of it. --Hooker. 3. Policy; art; management. [Obs.] --B. Jonson. Syn: Policy. Usage: Polity, Policy. These two words were originally the same. Polity is now confined to the structure of a government; as, civil or ecclesiastical polity; while policy is applied to the scheme of management of public affairs with reference to some aim or result; as, foreign or domestic policy. Policy has the further sense of skillful or cunning management.

Meaning of Polity from wikipedia

- A polity is an identifiable political entity—any group of people who have a collective identity, who are organized by some form of institutionalized social...
- Congregationalist polity, or congregational polity, often known as congregationalism, is a system of ecclesiastical polity in which every local church...
- Ecclesiastical polity is the operational and governance structure of a church or of a Christian denomination. It also denotes the ministerial structure...
- An episcopal polity is a hierarchical form of church governance ("ecclesiastical polity") in which the chief local authorities are called bishops. (The...
- Presbyterian (or presbyteral) polity is a method of church governance ("ecclesiastical polity") typified by the rule of ****emblies of presbyters, or elders...
- A state is a polity under a system of governance with a monopoly on force. There is no undisputed definition of a state. A widely used definition from...
- Polity is an academic publisher in the social sciences and humanities. It was established in 1984 and has editorial[citation needed] offices in Cambridge...
- A polity is any kind of political entity Polity may also refer to: Ecclesiastical polity, the system of church governance Polity (publisher), a UK-based...
- The Polity data series is a widely used data series in political science research. The latest version, Polity V, contains coded annual information on...
- part of the Pasig River delta, on Luzon island. Together with Maynila, the polity (bayan) on the southern part of the Pasig River delta, it established a...
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