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Political unit   /pəlˈɪtəkəl jˈunət/   Listen
Political unit

A unit with political responsibilities.  Synonym: political entity.

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"Political unit" Quotes from Famous Books

... existence of this aristocratic element, the real substance of influence and power lay with the clergy. It has been taught as an axiom of Massachusetts history, that from the outset the town was the social and political unit; but an analysis of the evidence tends to show that the organization of the Puritan Commonwealth was ecclesiastical, and the congregation, not the town, the basis upon which the fabric rested. By the constitution ...
— The Emancipation of Massachusetts • Brooks Adams

... OF THE GREEKS: THE CITY THE POLITICAL UNIT.—The narrow political sympathies of the ancient Greeks prevented their ever uniting to form a single nation. The city was with them the political unit. It was regarded as a distinct, self-governing state, just like a modern nation. A citizen of one city was an ...
— A General History for Colleges and High Schools • P. V. N. Myers

Words linked to "Political unit" :   union, nation, cell, commonwealth, social unit, form of government, body politic, res publica, land, cadre, lobby, revolutionary group, unit, political system, amphictyony, country, lunatic fringe, Palestine Authority, third house, Palestine National Authority, state, Palestinian National Authority, Holy Roman Empire, pressure group

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