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      n   pl   , -ties  
1    a form of government or organization of a state, church, society, etc.; constitution  
2    a politically organized society, state, city, etc.  
3    the management of public or civil affairs  
4    political organization  
     (C16: from Latin politia, from Greek politeia citizenship, civil administration, from polites citizen, from polis city)  
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