noun a politically organized body of people under a single government
commonwealth; land; res publica; country; nation; state.
- the state has elected a new president
- African nations
- students who had come to the nation's capitol
- the country's largest manufacturer
- an industrialized land
- the collective body of a nation or state as politically organized, or as exercising political functions; also, a corporation. Wharton.
As to the persons who compose the body politic or associate themselves, they take collectively the name of "people", or "nation".
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