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 pieces in ...
Richard II (play) - Analysis and Criticism - Themes and Motifs - The King's Two Bodies
... The King’s Two Bodies, Ernst Kantorowicz describes 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)

    I stand in awe of my body, this matter to which I am bound has become so strange to me. I fear not spirits, ghosts, of which I am one,—that my body might,—but I fear bodies, I tremble to meet them. What is this Titan that has possession of me? Talk of mysteries! Think of our life in nature,—daily to be shown matter, to come in contact with it,—rocks, trees, wind on our cheeks! the solid earth! the actual world! the common sense! Contact! Contact! Who are we? where are we?
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)