: the activities, actions, and policies that are used to gain and hold power in a government or to influence a government
: a person's opinions about the management of government Hint:Politics can be used as a singular or a plural in writing and speaking. <Politics has always interested me.><The country's politics have changed.>
Word Root of POLITICS
The Greek word polis, meaning “city” or “community,” and the related word polītēs, meaning “citizen,” give us the roots polis and polit. Words from Greek polis and polītēs have something to do with cities or communities or the citizens who live in them. A metropolis is the most important city in an area. The police are a group that enforces the law so as to protect citizens. Politics is the science and art of governing citizens.