What does Political mean?

Definitions for Political
pəˈlɪt ɪ kəlpo·lit·i·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. politicaladjective

    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"

  2. politicaladjective

    of or relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power

    "political opinions"

  3. politicaladjective

    of or relating to the profession of governing

    "political career"


  1. politicalnoun

    A political agent or officer.

  2. politicalnoun

    a publication centred around politics

  3. politicaladjective

    concerning or relating to politics, the art and process of governing

    Political principles are rarely absolute, as political logic holds an imperfect result by compromise is better than a theoretically perfect abstention from the political process in the opposition

  4. politicaladjective

    concerning a polity or its administrative components

    Good political staff is hard to find, they may neither be ambitious and corrupted by power nor tempted by private sector careers

  5. politicaladjective

    motivated, especially inappropriately, by political (electoral or other party political) calculation

  6. politicaladjective

    of or relating to views about social relationships that involve power or authority

  7. Etymology: From politicus, ultimately from Greco-Latin polis '(city) state'

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Politicaladjective

    Etymology: πολιτιϰὸς.

    More true political wisdom may be learned from this single book of proverbs, than from a thousand Niccolo Machiavelli. John Rogers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Politicaladjective

    having, or conforming to, a settled system of administration

  2. Politicaladjective

    of or pertaining to public policy, or to politics; relating to affairs of state or administration; as, a political writer

  3. Politicaladjective

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

  4. Politicaladjective

    politic; wise; also, artful


  1. Political

    "Political" is song by Spirit of the West. One of the band's most famous songs, it originally appeared on the 1988 album Labour Day. The song was written by John Mann. Despite the band's reputation for writing politically-themed songs, "Political" is in fact about the end of a personal romantic relationship. The verses detail the friction that led to the couple's breakup, and the chorus confirms that "Everything, every little thing, every little thing/With you and me had to be so political." Although the song was not a mainstream chart breakthrough for the band, it garnered them significant airplay on CBC Radio, CFNY and campus radio stations throughout Canada. This expansion of the band's audience led to a major label deal with Warner Music Canada, who released the band's next studio album, Save This House, in 1990. On 1991's Go Figure, Spirit of the West's first rock album, the band recorded a new rendition of the song. Although the lyrics remained identical, the melody was moderately different and the instrumentation was more electric and rhythm-heavy. The 1991 version was released as a CD single, with the B-sides "Home for a Rest", "Sad But True" and "Again and Again and Again".

Editors Contribution

  1. political

    Of or relating to politics.

    The political structures and systems were simple and easy to follow.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 20, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Political' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #268

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Political' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1049

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Political' in Adjectives Frequency: #22

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Political in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Political in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Political in a Sentence

  1. Alan Li:

    We will see more and more people being granted political asylum in the future.

  2. Mikhail Fridman:

    If I make any political statement that is unacceptable in Russia it will have very clear implications for the company, for our customers, for our creditors, for our stakeholders.

  3. Wellington Moreira Franco:

    We're going through a very deep political crisis.

  4. Ed Mills:

    We view the president's 2020 budget proposal as a political priority-setting document. ... Congressional dynamics will mostly restrain requested domestic spending cuts and major changes to authorization language.

  5. Steve Swick:

    I did it just to do it, we hear and see all the frustrations of Michiganders that are going through. There was nothing political about it.

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    expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively
    • A. equivalent
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