from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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

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  • noun a politically organized body of people under a single government


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