Get Affordable VMs - excellent virtual server hosting

browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

politymore about polity


  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  form  of  government  of  a  social  organization  [syn:  {civil 
  2:  a  politically  organized  unit 
  3:  shrewd  or  crafty  management  of  public  affairs;  "we  was 
  innocent  of  stratagems  and  polity" 

more about polity