Meaning of “the body politic” in the English Dictionary

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"the body politic" in British English

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the body politicnoun [ S ]

uk /ˌbɒd.i ˈpɒl.ɪ.tɪk/ us /ˌbɑː.di ˈpɑː.lə.tɪk/ formal

all the people of a particular country under a particular government

(Definition of “the body politic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)