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1    artful or shrewd; ingenious  
a politic manager     
2    crafty or unscrupulous; cunning  
a politic old scoundrel     
3    sagacious, wise, or prudent, esp. in statesmanship  
a politic choice     
4       an archaic word for       political     (See also)        body politic       politics  
     (C15: from Old French politique, from Latin politicus concerning civil administration, from Greek politikos, from polites citizen, from polis city)  
  politicly      adv  

body politic  
      n   the. the people of a nation or the nation itself considered as a political entity; the state  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    artful, astute, canny, crafty, cunning, designing, ingenious, intriguing, Machiavellian, scheming, shrewd, sly, subtle, unscrupulous  
2    advisable, diplomatic, discreet, expedient, in one's best interests, judicious, prudent, sagacious, sensible, tactful, wise  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

boardroom politics n.
game of power inside a company's board or management team

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