- political action committee,
- political action committees,
- political asylum,
- political correctness,
- political economy
Origin of political
Examples from the Web for political
Submission is less a novel of ideas than a political book, and of the most subversive kind.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But since those rosy scenarios were first floated, the California political scene has grown more crowded.
But on Thursday Boxer triggered a Golden State political earthquake, announcing that she would not seek a fifth term in 2016.
Newsom will likely be out if Harris runs since the two are considered allies, California political insiders said.
And they might not have to wait that long to show their political heft.
As a political result it would have secured to me the possession of the throne.Hortense, Makers of History Series|John S. C. Abbott
Oh, none, except that my father liked Jacob's political opinions and his views on art.Mr. Pim Passes By|Alan Alexander Milne
Political, religious, academic, and social abuses were thrown on to the screen fearlessly.Rowlandson's Oxford|A. Hamilton Gibbs
Mr. Butler, for all his commercial and political responsibility, was as much a child to her as any.The Financier|Theodore Dreiser
A ‘political’ is not identified with the criminal any more than a debtor is identified with a felon in England.Russian Life To-day|Right Rev. Herbert Bury
- 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
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."