Hypertext Webster Gateway: "political"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Political \Po*lit"i*cal\, a.
1. Having, or conforming to, a settled system of
administration. [R.] ``A political government.'' --Evelyn.

2. Of or pertaining to public policy, or to politics;
relating to affairs of state or administration; as, a
political writer. ``The political state of Europe.''

3. Of or pertaining to a party, or to parties, in the state;
as, his political relations were with the Whigs.

4. Politic; wise; also, artful. [Obs.] --Sterne.

{Political economy}, that branch of political science or
philosophy which treats of the sources, and methods of
production and preservation, of the material wealth and
prosperity of nations.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: involving or characteristic of politics or parties or
politicians; "calling a meeting is a political act in
itself"- Daniel Goleman; "political pressure"; "a
political machine"; "political office"; "political
policy" [ant: {nonpolitical}]
2: of or relating to your views about social relationships
involving authority or power; "political opinions"
3: of or relating to the profession of governing; "political

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