body politic


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body politic

the. the people of a nation or the nation itself considered as a political entity; the state
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'I would tell myself that when I return I will hug Pakistan, as it were a person, in an attempt to heal all the wounds it had suffered on its body politic during my absence.
'This office, however, finds that the body politic that elected her as representative is not the same as those who voted her previously as Cebu governor,' she said.
The former premier noted in his reply that the matter one of "far-reaching consequences relating to the body politic of the country" - has been taken up by the court on the "motion of many other aggrieved parties".
The growing scholarship on the writer best known for the early lesbian novel Desert of the Heart (1964) continues with the release of correspondence between Jane Rule, who died in 2007, and Rick Bebout, who was editor for The Body Politic and passed away in 2009.
The argument centers on the crucial role that the spread of syphilis played in a literal and figurative sense with respect to the critique of moral and corporal decay as the disease threatened individual bodies and the body politic, whose natural equilibrium needed to be remedied and restored.
Adams provides a convincing template for understanding the emergence of such literary classics as The City of Ladies, along with the host of other writings that marked the evolution of Christine's literary career from, initially, a skilled poet to a thoughtful theorist on the body politic and the roles of both women and men (particularly those of the political elite) within society.
As rampant corruption pervades the Lebanese Body Politic, it is quite normal for people to come out against it in a relentless jihad against widespread corruption, the deputy added.
And yet, as argued further by Herzogenrath, the traditional understanding of the metaphor of the Body Politic "has lost its currency ...
FARAGE'S current ability to tickle the erogenous zones of large sections of the body politic is undisputed.
He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown m the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A prominent Israeli Analyst dismissed speculations that Bashar al-Assad's government has reached its terminal phase, and stressed that the Syrian army is still fighting like a united force and the main corps of the body politic is still loyal to Assad and is aligned behind him.
He also added that it is necessary to find more effective means of interaction between the body politic and the authorities.