Definition of politician
1 : a person experienced in the art or science of government; especially : one actively engaged in conducting the business of a government
Recent Examples of politician from the Web
Fans of the Netflix show The Crown may have seen the last of Prime Minister Winston Churchill, but actor John Lithgow, who portrayed the British Bulldog, could return, only this time as a very different politician.
Amid rumors that Trump would tap a politician — former senators Kelly Ayotte or Joe Lieberman, for example — some worried that the president would buck the FBI's longstanding tradition of being led by nonpartisan law enforcement officials.
Whisper Pet has also struck up a relationship with politicians in Rabbit Hash.
Israeli media reported that ultra-Orthodox politicians stormed out of Friday's emergency meeting.
Like many of us, Chance was fed up with politicians using Chicago schoolchildren as pawns in their tug of war over power in Springfield.
Several politicians including Sen. Lindsey Graham, Rep. Mike Coffman, Sen. Susan Collins immediately condemned the tweets.
Back in the real world, politicians and bureaucrats respond to pressure, the kind delivered by those special members of the public who fund campaigns, hire lobbyists and control property.
Earlier this year, Björn Höcke, an AfD politician, called on Germans to move beyond their culture of guilt as symbolized by Berlin’s Holocaust memorial, referring to it as a monument of shame.
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POLITICIAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of politician for English Language Learners
: someone who is active in government usually as an elected official
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Definition of politician for Students
: a person who is active in government usually as an elected official
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