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Definition of "political" []

  • Of, relating to, or dealing with the structure or affairs of government, politics, or the state. (adjective)
  • Relating to, involving, or characteristic of politics or politicians: "Calling a meeting is a political act in itself” ( Daniel Goleman). (adjective)
  • Relating to or involving acts regarded as damaging to a government or state: political crimes. (adjective)
  • Interested or active in politics: I'm not a very political person. (adjective)
  • Having or influenced by partisan interests: The court should never become a political institution. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "political" in a sentence
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  • "The * political* reality (as Dean well knows, and the media and bloggers should point out) is that as electeds and political animals (though, it must be said, fearful ones it appears) supers are very, very, very unlikely to overturn the leader in pledged delegates."
  • "If he predicted a revolutionary crisis, it was to come from a life-and-death struggle of the working people in self-defense, in a desperate effort to protect economic and political rights, but especially _political_ rights, which, as the labor unionist, von Elm, said at this congress, were "the key to all.""