polity (countable and uncountable, plural polities)
- (politics, religion, usually uncountable) organizational structure and governance, especially of a state or a religion.
- Church polity was a topic of fierce dispute in seventeenth-century Britain.
- (political science, countable) A politically organized unit, especially a state.
- New polities emerged in Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire.
- divine polity
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