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politician

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noun pol·i·ti·cian \ˌpä-lə-ˈti-shən\

Simple Definition of politician

  • : someone who is active in government usually as an elected official

Full Definition of politician

  1. 1 :  a person experienced in the art or science of government; especially :  one actively engaged in conducting the business of a government

  2. 2 a :  a person engaged in party politics as a profession b :  a person primarily interested in political office for selfish or other narrow usually short-sighted reasons


POLITICIAN Defined for Kids

politician

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noun pol·i·ti·cian \ˌpä-lə-ˈti-shən\

Definition of politician

  1. :  a person who is active in government usually as an elected official





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