1 of or relating to the state, government, the body politic, public administration, policy-making, etc.
a of, involved in, or relating to government policy-making as distinguished from administration or law
b of or relating to the civil aspects of government as distinguished from the military
3 of, dealing with, or relating to politics
a political person
4 of, characteristic of, or relating to the parties and the partisan aspects of politics
5 organized or ordered with respect to government a political unit
n the former name for →
n someone imprisoned for holding, expressing, or acting in accord with particular political beliefs
n (esp. as an academic subject) the study of the state, government, and politics: one of the social sciences
political scientist n
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