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political

  
1       adj   Political means relating to the way power is achieved and used in a country or society.  
usu ADJ n  
All other political parties there have been completely banned..., The Canadian government is facing another political crisis., ...a democratic political system...     
    party political  
  politically      adv   ADV adj/adv, ADV with v, ADV with cl  
They do not believe the killings were politically motivated..., Politically and economically this is an extremely difficult question.     
2       adj   Someone who is political is interested or involved in politics and holds strong beliefs about it.  
This play is very political.     


party political     
Party political matters relate to political parties.  
  (BRIT)      adj   ADJ n  
The debate is being conducted almost exclusively on party political lines.     
party political broadcast        ( party political broadcasts    plural  ) A party political broadcast is a short broadcast on radio or television made by a political party, especially before an election. It explains their views and often criticizes other political parties.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
political asylum     
Political asylum is the right to live in a foreign country and is given by the government of that country to people who have to leave their own country for political reasons.      n-uncount  
...a university teacher who is seeking political asylum in Britain...     
political correctness     
Political correctness is the attitude or policy of being extremely careful not to offend or upset any group of people in society who have a disadvantage, or who have been treated differently because of their sex, race, or disability.      n-uncount  
  (Antonym: political incorrectness)   
political economy     
Political economy is the study of the way in which a government influences or organizes a nation's wealth.      n-uncount  
political incorrectness     
Political incorrectness is the attitude or policy shown by someone who does not care if they offend or upset any group of people in society who have a disadvantage, or who have been treated differently because of their sex, race, or disability.      n-uncount  
  (Antonym: political correctness)   
political prisoner        ( political prisoners    plural  ) A political prisoner is someone who has been imprisoned for criticizing or disagreeing with their own government.      n-count  
political science     
Political science is the study of the ways in which political power is acquired and used in a country.      n-uncount  
political scientist        ( political scientists    plural  ) A political scientist is someone who studies, writes, or lectures about political science.      n-count  
socio-political      , sociopolitical  
Socio-political systems and problems involve a combination of social and political factors.      adj   ADJ n  
...sociopolitical issues such as ecology and human rights.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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exp.
not matter; have no value or effect; be useless
adj.
fairly large, especially large enough to have an effect or be important
[US] The series has aroused considerable interest.
id.
At a point where you know you have to make a decision that not only effects your life, not only the life of the objects you love but the ones that you consider as well. More than one crux will certainly cause an individual to have a dilemma or two.

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