polis-, polit-, poli-

(Greek: city; method of government; citizenship, government, administration)

Don't confuse this polis, "city" with the suffix -polism, etc. meaning "selling".

Naples (Italian Nàpoli, Neapolitan Napule, from Greek; meaning "New City".
Neapolis (Naples)
"New city", Naples, Italy.
Neapolitan is a colorful, rich italian dialect; known in Naples as Napulitano.
necropolis (s) (noun), necropolises (pl)
1. A cemetery; especially a large, elaborate, or ancient one; literally, "city of the dead": The most interesting necropolises Karin visited were built above ground because of the scarcity of dry land in the city.
2. A historic or prehistoric burial ground: There were widespread protests when the government announced plans to bulldoze the ancient necropolis in order to build a museum of tolerance.
A cemetery.
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Nicopolis from Greek, city of victory or Actia Nicopolis was an ancient city of Epirus, founded 31 B.C. by Octavian in memory of his victory over Antony and Cleopatra at Actium.
A parasite city; a city that is over-developed and economically non-productive.
1. A confederacy or group of five towns; applied in ancient times to several such groups.
2. A Pentapolis is geographic and/or institutional grouping of five cities.
An ancient city of Persia northeast of modern Shiraz in southwest Iran. It was the ceremonial capital of Darius I and his successors. Its ruins include the palaces of Darius and Xerxes and a citadel that contained the treasury looted by Alexander the Great.
1. The governmental department charged with the regulation and control of the affairs of a community, now chiefly the department established to maintain order, enforce the law, and prevent and detect crime.
2. Police officers considered as a group.
3. Regulation and control of the affairs of a community, especially with respect to maintenance of order, law, health, morals, safety, and other matters affecting the public welfare.
Regulated by laws for the maintenance of peace and order, enforced by organized administration.
policeman, policewoman
A man or woman who is a member of a police force.
To play the politician; to dispute as politicians do.
1. A program of actions adopted by a person, group, or government, or the set of principles on which they are based.
2. Prudence: shrewdness or prudence; especially, in the pursuit of a course of action.
3. A written contract or certificate of insurance.
politic (adjective), more politic, most politic
1. Characterized by common sense and a consideration of a situation: The speaker demonstrated a very politic judgment and stopped speaking before the audience got bored and lost interest.
2. Referring to thinking ahead to accomplish an objective: It was a very politic decision to go shopping before the holiday crowds started to overwhelm the stores.
3. Crafty; cunning: The fox was very politic in its behavior as it was sneaking into the chicken house.
Shrewd politician.
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Shrewd politician.
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1. Of, relating to, or dealing with the structure or affairs of government, politics, or the state.
2. Relating to, involving, or characteristic of politics or politicians.
exercising or seeking power in the governmental or public affairs of a state, municipality, etc.
3. Exercising or seeking power in the governmental or public affairs of a state, municipality, etc.