power politics

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction

Definition of power politics

  1. :  politics based primarily on the use of power (such as military and economic strength) as a coercive force rather than on ethical precepts

1901

First Known Use of power politics

1901


POWER POLITICS Defined for English Language Learners

power politics

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction

Definition of power politics for English Language Learners

  • : politics based on the use of military or economic power to influence the actions and decisions of other governments


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