Jump to: navigation, search

a term used to describe a social formation defined by distinct territorial boundedness, and characterized by strong central government in which the operation of political power is sanctioned by legitimate force. In cultural evolutionist models, it ranks second only to the empire as the most complex societal development stage.

Source: Anthromorphemics

Sponsor: Shingles Pain Treatment -- Terrasilâ„¢ Kills Shingles Virus Fast. $24. 100% Guaranteed. FedEx Offer..