VCR Lesson 4 Presentation
WHAT'S IN THE BLANK?
AND THE ANSWER IS...
~ An organized society, such as a nation, state, church, or other organization, having a specific form of government.
- the condition of being constituted as a state or other organized community or body
- government or administrative regulation
- political organization
POLITIKOS (G) "citizen"
so..."citizens of a city" have their own form of government....POLITY
Do not confuse it with...
polity ~ organization society with a specific form of government
policy ~ a plan of action, or an argument rationalizing a government's action
politics ~ the activities involved in managing government; social relations
Synonyms and Antonyms
**no direct antonyms**
A) As a result of European expansion into Africa, many of the native polities were overthrown and replaced by more European style governments.
B) The young nation desperately needed help with its foreign polity.
C) The democratic polity of ancient Athens became a model for American government
D) The church polity has decided to begin searching for a new pastor