body+politic

  • 41 Body servant — Body Bod y, n.; pl. {Bodies}. [OE. bodi, AS. bodig; akin to OHG. botah. [root]257. Cf. {Bodice}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital principle; the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 42 Body snatcher — Body Bod y, n.; pl. {Bodies}. [OE. bodi, AS. bodig; akin to OHG. botah. [root]257. Cf. {Bodice}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital principle; the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 43 Body snatching — Body Bod y, n.; pl. {Bodies}. [OE. bodi, AS. bodig; akin to OHG. botah. [root]257. Cf. {Bodice}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital principle; the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 44 politic — politic, political The normal adjective in general meanings is political. Apart from its use in the fixed expression body politic, politic is confined to the meaning ‘judicious, expedient’ (with reference to an action) and ‘prudent, sagacious’… …

    Modern English usage

  • 45 body — I (collection) noun aggregation, assemblage, batch, colligation, community, company, compilation, congeries, conglomeration, entity, gathering, host, mass, multitude, plenum, polity, sodality, troupe, wholeness associated concepts: body corporate …

    Law dictionary

  • 46 politic — [päl′ə tik΄] adj. [ME polytyk < MFr politique < L politicus < Gr politikos, of a citizen < politēs: see POLICE] 1. POLITICAL: archaic except in BODY POLITIC 2. having practical wisdom; prudent; shrewd; diplomatic 3. crafty;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 47 body — (n.) O.E. bodig trunk, chest (of a man or animal); related to O.H.G. botah, of unknown origin. Not elsewhere in Germanic, and the word has died out in German, replaced by leib, originally life, and körper, from Latin. In English, extension to… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 48 body — noun 1 whole physical form of a person/an animal ADJECTIVE ▪ entire, whole ▪ Her whole body trembled. ▪ lower, upper ▪ healthy …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 49 body — n. substance firmness 1) to give body to group unit 2) an advisory; deliberative; elected; governing; student body; the body politic 3) in a body (they presented their petition in a body) physical object 4) a foreign body (to remove a foreign… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 50 politic — Expedient, especially in reference to the effect of a course of action upon others. See body politic; body politic and corporate …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 51 politic — pol|i|tic [ˈpɔlıtık US ˈpa: ] adj formal [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: politique, from Latin politicus, from Greek politikos, from polites citizen , from polis city ] sensible and likely to gain you an advantage = ↑prudent it is politic to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 52 politic — [[t]pɒ̱lɪtɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu it v link ADJ to inf If it seems politic to do a particular thing, that seems to be the most sensible thing to do in the circumstances. [FORMAL] → See also , body politic Many towns often found it politic to… …

    English dictionary

  • 53 body — n. & v. n. (pl. ies) 1 the physical structure, including the bones, flesh, and organs, of a person or an animal, whether dead or alive. 2 the trunk apart from the head and the limbs. 3 a the main or central part of a thing (body of the car; body… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 54 politic — politicly, adv. /pol i tik/, adj. 1. shrewd or prudent in practical matters; tactful; diplomatic. 2. contrived in a shrewd and practical way; expedient: a politic reply. 3. political: the body politic. [1375 1425; late ME politik < MF politique < …

    Universalium

  • 55 politic — adjective formal sensible and likely to bring advantage; prudent: It would not be politic to ignore the reporters. see also: politics, body politic …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 56 politic — pol•i•tic [[t]ˈpɒl ɪ tɪk[/t]] adj. 1) shrewd or prudent in practical matters; tactful; diplomatic 2) contrived in a shrewd and practical way; expedient: a politic reply[/ex] 3) gov political: the body politic[/ex] • Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 57 body — A person. Used of a natural body, or of an artificial one created by law, as a corporation. Body in the broad sense is the main central or principal part of anything as distinguished from subordinate parts. Waiberg v. Probst, Cust. & Pat.App.,… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 58 body — A person. Used of a natural body, or of an artificial one created by law, as a corporation. Body in the broad sense is the main central or principal part of anything as distinguished from subordinate parts. Waiberg v. Probst, Cust. & Pat.App.,… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 59 body — /ˈbɒdi / (say bodee) noun (plural bodies) 1. the physical structure of an animal (and sometimes, of a plant) living or dead. 2. a corpse; carcass. 3. the trunk or main mass of a thing. 4. Zoology the physical structure of an animal minus limbs… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 60 politic — /ˈpɒlətɪk / (say poluhtik) adjective 1. sagacious; prudent. 2. shrewd; artful. 3. expedient; judicious. 4. political (now chiefly in body politic). {Middle English, from Latin polīticus, from Greek polītikos relating to citizens or to the state}… …

    Australian English dictionary