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Body and soul the corporeal and spiritual entities that make up a person; the term is traditionally often used in the context of the difficulty of sustaining existence, as in ‘keep body and soul together’.

body politic the people of a nation, state, or society considered collectively as an organized group of citizens; the term is recorded from the early 16th century.

See also know where the bodies are buried.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Religion.

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