< French politicien.
nonpolitician, nounself-politician, noun
4. Politician, statesman
refer to one skilled in politics. These terms differ particularly in their connotations; politician
is more often derogatory, and statesman
suggests the schemes and devices of a person who engages in (especially small) politics for party ends or for one's own advantage: a dishonest politician. Statesman
suggests the eminent ability, foresight, and unselfish patriotic devotion of a person dealing with (especially important or great) affairs of state: a distinguished statesman.