- 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 nonpolitical
No financial aid should be so welcome as ours, because it is nonpolitical.The War After the War
Isaac Frederick Marcosson
The Chinese lived primarily under the dominance of nonpolitical agencies.
Few officials were not scholars; few scholars pursued a nonpolitical course.
The thing which had impressed him most was the widespread growth of revolutionary, nonpolitical labor organizations.Comrade Yetta
At first these ideas were of a nonpolitical character and extremely abstract.
- not of, dealing with, or relating to politicsa nonpolitical organization
- 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 nonpolitical
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."