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isopolity (noun) – Equality of political rights.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : The Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-322 b.c.) was the first author to use isopol?te?a ?equality of civic rights.? Isopol?te?a applied to individuals and communities; it also meant reciprocity of such rights between states (as by treaty). Pol?te?a ?citizenship, daily life of a citizen, body of citizens; government, polity, constitution? is a derivative of the noun p?lis ?citadel (of a city), city, one?s city or country.? P?lis comes the very complicated Proto-Indo-European root pel-, pel?-, pl?- ?citadel, fortified elevation, city.? The same root yields the Sanskrit noun p??r ?citadel, city? (Singapur ?Singapore? means ?Lion City?), and Lithuanian pil?s ?citadel, castle.? Isopolity entered English in the 19th century.

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