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...
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 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.
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 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 is the study of the way in which a government influences or organizes a nation's wealth. n-uncount
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 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.