political pol‧it‧i‧cal [pəˈlɪtɪkl] adjectiverelating to the politics and government of a country, city etc:
• The US has two main political parties.
• the workers' struggle for political power
* * *political UK US /pəˈlɪtɪkəl/ adjective► GOVERNMENT, POLITICS relating to politics: »
The financial crisis will determine the new government's political agenda for the next few years.»
She became a candidate for the leadership of a major political party.»
There the unions still hold enormous political power and represent the majority of the population.► WORKPLACE relating to getting or keeping power within a particular company, organization, etc.: »
The move by the CEO was regarded by the majority of the management as being purely political.»
It was a political decision, taken in order to cling on to power.politically adverb► »
The information was judged to be politically sensitive and was not published.
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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Political — Po*lit i*cal, a. 1. Having, or conforming to, a settled system of administration. [R.] A political government. Evelyn. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to public policy, or to politics; relating to affairs of state or administration; as, a… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
political — (adj.) 1550s, pertaining to a polity, civil affairs, or government; from L. politicus (see POLITIC (Cf. politic) (adj.)). Meaning taking sides in party politics (usually pejorative) is from 1749. Political prisoner first recorded 1860; political… … Etymology dictionary
political — [pə lit′i kəl] adj. [< L politicus (see POLITIC) + AL] 1. of or concerned with government, the state, or politics 2. having a definite governmental organization 3. engaged in or taking sides in politics [political parties] 4. of or… … English World dictionary
political — I adjective administrative, bureaucratic, civic, civilis, governmental, partisan, public, publicus associated concepts: political question II index … Law dictionary
political — [adj] governmental bureaucratic, civic, constitutional, economical, legislative, official; concept 535 … New thesaurus
political — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to the government or public affairs of a country. 2) related to or interested in politics. 3) chiefly derogatory acting in the interests of status within an organization rather than on principle. DERIVATIVES politically… … English terms dictionary
political — Pertaining or relating to the policy or the administration of government, state or national. Pertaining to, or incidental to, the exercise of the functions vested in those charged with the conduct of government; relating to the management of… … Black's law dictionary
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 … Universalium
political — adjective 1 (no comparative) connected with the government or public affairs of a country and its relations with other countries: a loss of political freedom | a long period of political stability | The UN is seeking a political solution rather… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
political — po|lit|i|cal W1S3 [pəˈlıtıkəl] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: politicus; POLITIC] 1.) relating to the government, politics, and public affairs of a country →↑politically ▪ Education is now a major political issue. ▪ a time of political… … Dictionary of contemporary English