THE NATURE, NECESSITY, AND ORIGIN OF THE STATE
THE state has been defined as "a community of considerable size, occupying a clearly defined territory, owning direct and complete allegiance to a common authority, and invested with a personality which enables it to act more or less as an individual."1 Another defines it, in its wider significance, as "a body of human beings deriving its corporate unity from the fact that its members acknowledge permanent obedience to the same government, which represents the society in any transactions that it may carry on as a body with other political societies."2 The state, says another, is "a combination or association of men in the form of government and governed, on a definite territory, united together into a moral organised masculine personality," or, more briefly," the politically organised national____________________
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Publication information: Book title: The Political Theories of Martin Luther. Contributors: Luther Hess D. Waring - Author. Publisher: Kennikat Press. Place of publication: Port Washington, NY. Publication year: 1968. Page number: 61.
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