of, pertaining to, or concerned with politics: political writers.
of, pertaining to, or connected with a political party: a political campaign.
exercising or seeking power in the governmental or public affairs of a state, municipality, etc.: a political machine; a political boss.
of, pertaining to, or involving the state or its government: a political offense.
having a definite policy or system of government: a political community.
of or pertaining to citizens: political rights.

1545–55; < Latin polītic(us) civic (see politic) + -al1

politically, adverb
antipolitical, adjective
antipolitically, adverb
nonpolitical, adjective
nonpolitically, adverb
overpolitical, adjective
overpolitically, adverb
prepolitical, adjective
prepolitically, adverb
pseudopolitical, adjective
quasi-political, adjective
quasi-politically, adverb
subpolitical, adjective
subpolitically, adverb
unpolitical, adjective
unpolitically, adverb

1. politic, political ; 2. politically, politicly. Unabridged
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political (pəˈlɪtɪkəl)
1.  of or relating to the state, government, the body politic, public administration, policy-making, etc
2.  a.  of, involved in, or relating to government policy-making as distinguished from administration or law
 b.  of or relating to the civil aspects of government as distinguished from the military
3.  of, dealing with, or relating to politics: a political person
4.  of, characteristic of, or relating to the parties and the partisan aspects of politics
5.  organized or ordered with respect to government: a political unit

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Word Origin & History

1550s, "pertaining to a polity, civil affairs, or government;" from L. politicus (see politic (adj.)). 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 Gk. politikon zoon (Aristotle, "Politics," I.ii.9) "an animal intended to live in a city; a social animal." Politically correct first attested 1970; abbreviation P.C. is from 1986.
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