from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Concerning or relating to politics, the art and process of governing.
- adj. Concerning a polity or its administrative components.
- adj. 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. Interested in politics.
- n. A political agent or officer.
- n. a publication centred around politics
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. 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. Politic; wise; also, artful.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)