- 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 politically
Politically in the last five decades, every problem Cuba faced was part of larger struggle against northern imperialists.Cuba Is A Kleptocracy, Not Communist
December 19, 2014
The Facebook co-founder and his politically ambitious husband embodied all the attributes of a bona fide “gay power couple.”The Rise and Fall of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, America’s Worst Gay Power Couple
December 9, 2014
Ortega has dismissed the allegations of autocracy and fraud that have afflicted his presidency as politically motivated.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution
November 30, 2014
Her personal feelings about religion do not affect how she behaves legally, politically, or socially.The Good Wife’s Religion Politics: Voters Have No Faith in Alicia's Atheism
November 24, 2014
Is there a 12-step program for politically incorrect protagonists?Can Tarzan of the Apes Survive in a Post-Colonial World?
November 23, 2014
Wharton was philosophically, politically, and fashionably profligate.Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)
Economically and politically, it lives very much in the present.The Lonely Way--Intermezzo--Countess Mizzie
Their importation into Rome caused quite a stir, politically.
Politically they are entirely in the hands of the Roman Catholic clergy.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
But what Russia will become, politically speaking, he would be rash who prophesied.Another Sheaf
- 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 politically
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."