Meaning of POLIS in English



Pronunciation: ' pä-l ə s

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural po · leis \ ' pä- ˌ l ā s \

Etymology: Greek ― more at POLICE

Date: 1884

: a Greek city-state broadly : a state or society especially when characterized by a sense of community

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.