Examples from the Web for nonpolitical
I reiterate here, however, my great hope that this was a nonpolitical loner.
The clothes offer the most human, nonpolitical glimpse of the first lady.
No financial aid should be so welcome as ours, because it is nonpolitical.The War After the War|Isaac Frederick Marcosson
Suneep nodded slowly, with a cautious expression, a nonpolitical animal being drawn into a political discussion.Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom|Cory Doctorow
Few officials were not scholars; few scholars pursued a nonpolitical course.
At first these ideas were of a nonpolitical character and extremely abstract.
The Chinese lived primarily under the dominance of nonpolitical agencies.
British Dictionary definitions for nonpolitical (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for nonpolitical (2 of 2)
- 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 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."