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Jun 21 2020 21

Polity is a noun that refers to ‘a politically organized unit.’

You might have guessed that our word of the day is a close relative to words like ‘policy’ and ‘politician.’ These words are derived from the Latin word politia (poe LEET ee uh) which means ‘government.’ The word is always used in reference to a group of people — never a single individual.

Ryan thought he could save the polity of his nation, but he was mistaken. The problem was that he was too out of touch with the people of his country.