nonpolitical

adjective
non·po·lit·i·cal | \ˌnän-pə-ˈli-ti-kəl \

Definition of nonpolitical 

: not political: such as

a : not influenced by or concerned with political considerations or issues nonpolitical ads

b : nonpartisan a nonpolitical commission

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nonpolitically \ˌnän-pə-ˈli-ti-k(ə-)lē \ adverb
nonpolitically motivated

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If the Supreme Court is ever to be seen as nonpolitical, both the president and the Senate will need to start picking nominees based on their ability to practice self-government. The Christian Science Monitor, "A big question for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee," 10 July 2018 The ad was taken down, one of many nonpolitical ads that have been hit by Facebook’s new guidelines for political advertisers. Alyssa Newcomb /, NBC News, "Bush's beans and a reverend named Clinton: Facebook's political ad filter misfires," 3 July 2018 The fees, which are lower than members’ dues, are intended to cover the cost of nonpolitical union activity such as collective bargaining. Washington Post, "Supreme Court hands Illinois governor a rare win over unions," 28 June 2018 These are fees paid by nonunion members to cover contract negotiations and other nonpolitical activities. Michael Hiltzik, latimes.com, "Dealt a body blow by the Supreme Court, unions ponder: Where do we go from here?," 28 June 2018 The nonpolitical watchdog has been repeatedly pulled into the partisan arena, amid demands to investigate Justice Department actions in the early stages of the FBI's probe of possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. NBC News, "Watchdog report to blame Comey, FBI for Clinton probe delay," 21 May 2018 Now, the absence of David Koch, 78, who was the more public and political of the brothers, will inevitably raise questions about whether the Kochs’ mission will shift further toward nonpolitical endeavors. Jeremy W. Peters, New York Times, "David Koch Steps Down From Business and Conservative Political Group," 5 June 2018 That integrity is compromised if data aren’t released by independent statistical agencies in a transparent, nonpolitical manner. Jason Furman, WSJ, "The Economic Risks of Trump’s Premature Tweeting," 1 June 2018 In the meantime, some nonpolitical groups have been ensnared by the policy, including the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Steve Contorno And Emily L. Mahoney, miamiherald, "These Florida political campaigns were tripped up by Facebook's new ad rules," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of nonpolitical

1841, in the meaning defined above

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