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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The people of a politically organized nation or state considered as a group.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The collective body of a nation or state as politically organized, or as exercising political functions.
  • n. A corporation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the collective body of a nation or state as politically organized, or as exercising political functions; also, a corporation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a politically organized body of people under a single government

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