- of, relating to, or concerned with politics: political writers.
- of, relating to, or connected with a political party: a political campaign.
- exercising or seeking power in the governmental or public affairs of a state, municipality, etc.: a political machine; a political boss.
- of, relating to, or involving the state or its government: a political offense.
- having a definite policy or system of government: a political community.
- of or relating to citizens: political rights.
Origin of political
Examples from the Web for non-political
Wildstein looks exactly like how an upstanding and non-political Port Authority official later described him.David Wildstein: A Christie Groupie Scorned?
February 1, 2014
Our political life seems to have a recurrent pattern that, perhaps not surprisingly, mirrors so much of our non-political life.Presidents Never Can Seem to Learn to Stop Overreaching
November 25, 2013
I've been puzzling for a while now about ways to ease us into non-political conversations.Friday Rank 'Em: A New Tomasky Blog Feature
January 11, 2013
The college is to be self-supporting, unsectarian, and non-political.
Non-political socialism may accordingly be said to have practically disappeared.Contemporary Socialism
Mr. Henry Birkbeck presided, and it was asserted that the society was non-political.Norfolk Annals
Again Ansaldo takes the unbiased, non-political nurse along.The Five Arrows
Had their offence been non-political, they would not have been held a day on such a verdict.The Dock and the Scaffold
- of or relating to the state, government, the body politic, public administration, policy-making, etc
- of, involved in, or relating to government policy-making as distinguished from administration or law
- of or relating to the civil aspects of government as distinguished from the military
- of, dealing with, or relating to politicsa political person
- of, characteristic of, or relating to the parties and the partisan aspects of politics
- organized or ordered with respect to governmenta political unit
Word Origin and History for non-political
1550s, "pertaining to a polity, civil affairs, or government;" from Latin politicus "of citizens or the state" (see politic (adj.)) + -al (1). Meaning "taking sides in party politics" (usually pejorative) is from 1749. Political prisoner first recorded 1860; political science is from 1779 (first attested in Hume). Political animal translates Greek politikon zoon (Aristotle, "Politics," I.ii.9) "an animal intended to live in a city; a social animal."