Examples from the Web for antipolitical
Let then Mr. Burke continue to preach his antipolitical doctrine of Church and State.The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume II|Thomas Paine
British Dictionary definitions for antipolitical
- 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
Word Origin and History for antipolitical
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."