Origin of politic
Examples from the Web for politic
At 29, he is again one of the top skaters, riding pro for Politic boards, which has one bearing his name.
The Electoral College may be imperfect, but its moderating influence on the American politic should not be laughed off too easily.Could Abolishing the Electoral College Help Republicans?|Justin Green|January 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The goal apparently remains the elimination of Israel, but it is not politic to say so publicly.
Just now, it was a question with him whether or not it would be politic to fill this office.The Octopus|Frank Norris
"There is my right hand," answered Albornoz, too politic to heed the insinuation.
The exhibition was more amusing than politic, and Tete Rouge was directed to finish what he had to say as soon as possible.The Oregon Trail|Francis Parkman, Jr.
Strong Arm was politic enough to appear to approve the project, but secretly she was anxious to save the French.Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15)|Charles Morris
Besides, (continued the Tribune, in a calmer tone,) this seems to me politic as well as daring.
British Dictionary definitions for politic
Word Origin for politic
Word Origin and History for politic (1 of 2)
early 15c., "pertaining to public affairs," from Middle French politique "political" (14c.) and directly from Latin politicus "of citizens or the state, civil, civic," from Greek politikos "of citizens, pertaining to the state and its administration; pertaining to public life," from polites "citizen," from polis "city" (see polis). Replaced in most adjectival senses by political. From mid-15c. as "prudent, judicious."