po·lit·i·cal adjective \pə-ˈli-ti-kəl\
: of or relating to politics or government
: interested in or active in politics
: involving, concerned with, or accused of acts against a government
a : of or relating to government, a government, or the conduct of government
b : of, relating to, or concerned with the making as distinguished from the administration of governmental policy
: of, relating to, involving, or involved in politics and especially party politics
: organized in governmental terms <political units>
: involving or charged or concerned with acts against a government or a political system <political prisoners>
— po·lit·i·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of POLITICAL
- The senator has changed political parties.
- Health care has become a major political issue in recent years.
- a group of political activists
- We need a political solution rather than a military solution.
Origin of POLITICAL
First Known Use: 1551
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