American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or dealing with the structure or affairs of government, politics, or the state.
- adj. Relating to, involving, or characteristic of politics or politicians: "Calling a meeting is a political act in itself” ( Daniel Goleman).
- adj. Relating to or involving acts regarded as damaging to a government or state: political crimes.
- adj. Interested or active in politics: I'm not a very political person.
- adj. Having or influenced by partisan interests: The court should never become a political institution.
- adj. Based on or motivated by partisan or self-serving objectives: a purely political decision.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating or pertaining to politics, or the science of government; treating of polity or government: as, political authors.
- Possessing a definite polity or system of government; administering a definite polity.
- Relating to or concerned in public policy and the management of the affairs of the state or nation; of or pertaining to civil government, or the enactment of laws and the administration of civil affairs: as, political action; political rights; a political system; political parties; a political officer.
- Politic; sagacious; prudent; artful; skilful.
- “A captain bold of Halifax, who lived in country quarters.”
- This is the favorite meter in modern Greek poetry.
- Political in this connection means ‘common,’ ‘usual,’ ‘ordinary’.
- Synonyms See politic.
- n. A political officer or agent, as distinguished from military, commercial, and diplomatic officers or agents; specifically, in India, an officer of the British government who deals with native states or tribes and directs their political affairs.
- n. A political offender or prisoner.
- adj. Concerning or relating to politics, the art and process of governing.
- adj. Concerning a polity or its administrative components.
- adj. pejorative Motivated, especially inappropriately, by political (electoral or other party political) calculation.
- adj. Of or relating to views about social relationships that involve power or authority.
- adj. of a person Interested in politics.
- n. A political agent or officer.
- n. a publication centred around politics
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. rare Having, or conforming to, a settled system of administration.
- adj. Of or pertaining to public policy, or to politics; relating to affairs of state or administration.
- adj. Of or pertaining to a party, or to parties, in the state.
- adj. obsolete Politic; wise; also, artful.
- adj. of or relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power
- adj. involving or characteristic of politics or parties or politicians
- adj. of or relating to the profession of governing
- From Latin politicus, ultimately from Greco-Latin polis '(city) state' (Wiktionary)
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“If he predicted a revolutionary crisis, it was to come from a life-and-death struggle of the working people in self-defense, in a desperate effort to protect economic and political rights, but especially _political_ rights, which, as the labor unionist, von Elm, said at this congress, were "the key to all.”
“The fundamental principle of our political fabric, the _political_ equality of all men, has afforded ample opportunity for designing persons to mislead the uninformed among the mass, and to make them believe that _political_ equality means social, intellectual, and moral equality, that all are in fact equal in all respects in society, and that their rights are infringed by their exclusion from such recognition.”
“With regard to the political and metaphysical parts, I am afraid I can alter nothing; but I have high authority for my errors in that point, for even the _Æneid_ was a _political_ poem, and written for”
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