What is body politic?

Some articles on body politic, body:

Fettes College - Fettes in Fiction - Body Politic
... In his first crime novel Body Politic, published in 1997, featuring detective Qunitilian Dalrymple and set in Edinburgh in 2020, Paul Johnston features Fettes College as a ruin, “blown to ...
Richard II (play) - Analysis and Criticism - Themes and Motifs - The King's Two Bodies
... medieval Kings as containing two bodies a body natural, and a body politic ... The body natural is a mortal body, subject to all the weaknesses of mortal human beings ... On the other hand, the body politic is a spiritual body which cannot be affected by mortal infirmities such as disease and old age ...

Famous quotes containing the words politic and/or body:

    I have trod a measure, I have flattered a lady, I have
    been politic with my friend, smooth with mine enemy.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    The men—the undergraduates of Yale and Princeton are cleaner, healthier, better-looking, better dressed, wealthier and more attractive than any undergraduate body in the country.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940)