- 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 political
Submission is less a novel of ideas than a political book, and of the most subversive kind.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President
January 9, 2015
But since those rosy scenarios were first floated, the California political scene has grown more crowded.
But on Thursday Boxer triggered a Golden State political earthquake, announcing that she would not seek a fifth term in 2016.
Newsom will likely be out if Harris runs since the two are considered allies, California political insiders said.
And they might not have to wait that long to show their political heft.Asian-Americans Are The New Florida
January 8, 2015
They inspired me with a renewed confidence in our political future.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
From evil—physical, moral, and political—it is not our claim to be exempt.
We have never any wish to interfere in the political conditions of any other countries.
A little more than a year had elapsed when he again entered the political arena.
On the 13th of December, 1882, Mr. Gladstone's political jubilee was celebrated.
- 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 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."