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
Instead, it is given to insiders — a group of establishment opinion makers including celebrities, media professionals, politicians and chief executives, as well as to Pirelli’s most valuable clients and distributors.
But opposition politicians and civil-society groups say martial law undermines accountability in a region desperately short of it—and raises questions about the long-term intentions of Mr Duterte, an avowed authoritarian.
For more than a century, Civil War generals, politicians and athletes moldered in their graves largely unnoticed in the middle of Covington.
And a columnist who eats baby rabbits would be mocked by politicians, and would be finished in this town.
Pate has funded campaign attacks on politicians before - most notably Trump.
A furrowed brow is still what passes for bravery among Republican politicians these days.
In the United States, Restorationist politicians and foreign-policy advisers will have to make the case to the American people for why the country should return to a traditional internationalist foreign policy.
Another key player in the peace plan initiative was a Ukrainian politician who rose to prominence in a movement shaped, in part, by none other than Paul Manafort.
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First Known Use of politician
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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