Benedict may well want to cut short the time available for the cardinals to politick, posture, and pontificate, as it were.
King Charles the first, created sir Henry Roswell and others, a body corporate and politick.
"Sweet indiscretion," began Vernon, who having been politick enough to conceal his true name, could afford to be generous.
Not where he eats, but where he is eaten: a certain convocation of politick worms4 are e'en at him.
His reputation of "grave, wise, and politick" seems to have been fairly earned.
I think they agree with me in thinking that if the restraint was ever a politick one the time is passed.
He had an excellent Genius for Business, was crafty, politick, nor could any Man apply himself closer to it than he did.