Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. in a political manner
  • adv. regarding politics, in a way connected to politics

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a political manner.
  • adv. Politicly; artfully.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a political manner; with relation to the government of a nation or state; as regards politics.
  • In a politic manner; artfully; with address; politicly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with regard to government
  • adv. with regard to social relationships involving authority

Etymologies

political +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For those who've ever wondered about the true origins of the term politically correct, it's lurking in the implications of the above paragraph.

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  • Mohamed bin Hammam, the former Fifa presidential candidate, has vowed to provide "convincing grounds" to prove his innocence when he faces what he describes as "politically motivated" corruption charges in Zurich this week.

    Mohamed bin Hammam vows to clear his name over Fifa corruption charges

  • In a Thursday press conference via phone, commission Vice Chairman Bill Thomas, a former congressman and one of the three Republican dissenters, railed at what he called the politically driven "bumper sticker" type explanation for the cause of the crisis stated in the Democrat-dominated majority's report findings.

    Crisis inquiry panel calls recession avoidable

  • More: Ukraine's President Stays Defiant Technical negotiations on the agreement are continuing, but European leaders have said it is unlikely to be ratified by the EU members' parliaments amid what they called the politically motivated conviction of Ms. Tymoshenko last week.

    Ukraine's President Is Snubbed by Europe

  • Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) accused Republicans over the weekend of "hiding behind the skirts" of GOP Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) in what she characterized as a politically motivated opposition to the START nuclear arms reduction treaty.

    Claire McCaskill: GOP 'Hiding Behind Skirts'

  • Mr. Rather filed suit against CBS in September 2007, charging that his career had been damaged by what he called a politically biased report from the panel, which consisted of a former chief executive of The Associated Press, Louis D. Boccardi, and a former Republican attorney general, Richard Thornburgh.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Rather Wins Access to Thousands of Documents in Suit Against CBS

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  • But she said she didn ` t want to answer in the way what she called the politically correct way.

    CNN Transcript Apr 21, 2009

  • And George W. Bush may not be in charge anymore, but Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy wants to investigate what he characterizes as politically inspired moves during the Bush administration.

    CNN Transcript Feb 9, 2009

  • That having been said, the president said that he would go to Kyoto or Copenhagen, I'm sorry, with what he calls a politically binding commitment from the United States to reduce our emissions by 83 percent.

    CNN Transcript Dec 6, 2009

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