Definitions for "Polity"
The form or constitution of the civil government of a nation or state; the framework or organization by which the various departments of government are combined into a systematic whole.
Hence: The form or constitution by which any institution is organized; the recognized principles which lie at the foundation of any human institution.
the way an a group governs itself
Polity (Greek: Πολιτεία or Πολίτευμα transliterated as Politeía or Políteuma) was originally a term used in Ancient Greece to refer to the many Greek city states that had an assembly of citizens as part of the political process. This did not include women, slaves, serfs, or metics. Thus, voting citizens usually included only a minority of the adult males.
shrewd or crafty management of public affairs; "we was innocent of stratagems and polity"
a term used in most English translations of Aristotle's Politics
Keywords:  art, policy, management
Policy; art; management.