political


political
politically, adv.
/peuh lit"i keuhl/, adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or concerned with politics: political writers.
2. of, pertaining to, or connected with a political party: a political campaign.
3. exercising or seeking power in the governmental or public affairs of a state, municipality, etc.: a political machine; a political boss.
4. of, pertaining to, or involving the state or its government: a political offense.
5. having a definite policy or system of government: a political community.
6. of or pertaining to citizens: political rights.
[1545-55; < L politic(us) civic (see POLITIC) + -AL1]

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