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Entry for Strong's #4174 - πολιτεία

Transliteration
politeía
Phonetics
pol-ee-ti'-ah  
Word Origin
from (4177) ("polity")
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
6:516,906
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. the administration of civil affairs
  2. a state or commonwealth
  3. citizenship, the rights of a citizen
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (2) HCS (2)
Acts 1
Ephesians 1
Acts 1
Ephesians 1
Acts 1
Ephesians 1
BYZ TIS TR
N-ASF 1
N-GSF 1
N-ASF 1
N-GSF 1
N-ASF 1
N-GSF 1
NA WH
N-ASF 1
N-GSF 1
N-ASF 1
N-GSF 1


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

πολῑτ-εία,

Ion. πολῑτ-ηΐη, ἡ, condition and rights of a citizen, citizenship, Hdt. 9.34, Th. 6.104, etc.; π. δοῦναί τινι X. HG 1.2.10: pl., grants of citizenship, Arist. Ath. 54.3 .

2. the daily life of a citizen, And. 2.10, D. 19.184; ἐν εἰρήνῃ καὶ π. Id. 20.122; life, living, ἡ ἐν Βοιωτίᾳ π. Plb. 18.43.6; so perh. Ep.Ephesians 2:12 .

3. concrete, body of citizens, Arist. Pol. 1292a34 .

4. = Lat. civitas in geographical sense, SIG 888.118 (Scaptopara, iii A. D. ), Mitteis Chr. 78.6 (iv A. D.), etc.

II government, administration, Ar. Eq. 219, X. Mem. 3.9.15, etc.; ἄγειν τὴν π. Th. 1.127; πρασύτατα καὶ ἀσελγέστατα τῇ π. κεχρῆσθαι Hyp. Eux. 29; course of policy, τῇ π. καὶ τοῖς ψηφίσμασι D. 18.87, cf. 9.3 (pl.), 18.263; ἡ Κλεοφῶντος π. Aeschin. 3.150; ἡ πρὸς Ῥωμαίους ὁμιλία καὶ π. Str. 16.2.46: pl., acts of policy, J. Vit. 65 .

2. tenure of public office, πᾶσαν π. ἐπιφανῶς ἐκτελέσαι IG 4.716.6 ( Hermione ); ἐν τοῖς τῆς π. χρόνοις IPE 12.32 B 76 (Olbia, iii B. C. ).

III civil polity, constitution of a state, Antipho 3.2.1, Th. 2.37, etc.; τὴν ἐλευθερίαν . ., μᾶλλον δὲ καὶ τὰς π. D. 18.65; form of gouernment, Pl. R. 562a, etc.; ὁμολογοῦνται τρεῖς εἶναι π., τυραννὶς καὶ ὀλιγαρχία καὶ δημοκρατία Aeschin. 1.4, cf. Arist. Pol. 1293a37, etc.; αἱ τέτταρες π. Pl. R. 544b; ἥτις ἂν π. συμφέρῃ Lys. 25.8; π. ἐστὶ τάξις ταῖς πόλεσιν ἡ περὶ τὰς ἀρχάς Arist. Pol. 1289a15, cf. 1274b26 (pl.), 1289b27 (pl.); ὅπου μὴ νόμοι ἄρχουσιν οὐκ ἔστι π. ib. 1292a32; τὴν ἀρίστην πολιτεύεσθαι π. ib. 1288b31, cf. X. Ath. 1.1, etc.

2. esp. republican government, free common-wealth, Arist. EN 1160a34, Pol. 1293b22; ὅταν δὲ τὸ πλῆθος πρὸς τὸ κοινὸν πολιτεύηται συμφέρον, καλεῖται π. ib. 1279a39; ἄπιστον ταῖς π. ἡ τυραννίς D. 1.5; οὐ γὰρ ἀσφαλεῖς ταῖς π. αἱ πρὸς τοὺς τυράννους . . ὁμιλίαι Id. 6.21; τοὺς τὰς π. μεθιστάντας εἰς ὀλιγαρχίαν Id. 15.20; ταῖς μὲν π. πολεμοῦσι τὰς δὲ μοναρχίας συγκαθιστᾶσι Isoc. 4.125; ἔστι δήμου ἡ π. βίος Plu. 2.826c .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

πολιτεία, πολιτείας, (πολιτεύω);

1. the administration of civil affairs (Xenophon, mem. 3, 9, 15; Aristophanes, Aeschines, Demosthenes (others)).

2. a state, commonwealth (2 Macc. 4:11 2Macc. 8:17 2Macc. 13:14; Xenophon, Plato, Thucydides (others)): with a genitive of the possessor, τοῦ Ἰσραήλ, spoken of the theocratic or divine commonwealth, Ephesians 2:12.

3. citizenship, the rights of a citizen (some make this sense the primary one): Acts 22:28 (3Macc. 3:21, 23; Herodotus 9, 34; Xenophon, Hell. 1, 1, 26; 1, 2, 10; (4, 4, 6, etc.); Demosthenes, Polybius, Diodorus, Josephus, others).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** πολιτεία , -ας ,

(< πολιτεύω ),

[in LXX: 2 Maccabees 4:11; 2 Maccabees 6:23; 2 Maccabees 8:17; 2 Maccabees 13:14, 3 Maccabees 3:21; 3 Maccabees 3:23, 4 Maccabees 3:20; 4 Maccabees 8:7; 4 Maccabees 17:9 *;]

1. citizenship: Acts 22:28 (3 Mac, ll. c., Hdt., Xen., a1.).

2. government, administration (Aristoph., Dem., al.).

3. a commonwealth: Ephesians 2:12.†


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

This NT ἅπ. εἰρ. (Hebrews 6:20 : cf. Sap 12:8) = ";forerunner"; is cited by Herwerden from a Delos inscr. BCH xxix. (1905) p. 448.7 τῆς δ᾽ ὑφαιρεθείσης δοκοῦ τὸ χρήσιμον ὑπὸ τὸν πρόδρομον τῆς κάτω παλαίστρας ὑπέθηκεν : see the editor’s note p. 453.

 

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πολιτειαν πολιτείαν πολιτειας πολιτείας politeian politeían politeias politeías
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