What is political?

  • (adj): Of or relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power.
    Example: "Political opinions"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on political:

Types of Jokes - Subjects
... Political jokes are usually a form of satire ... heads of state, but may also cover the absurdities of a country's political situation ... A prominent example of political jokes would be political cartoons ...
New Age - Reception - Academia
... written by Michael Barkun, professor emeritus of political science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs Barkun argues New age beliefs have been greatly facilitated by ... and could have a devastating effect on American political life ...
Waiting For Godot - Interpretations - Political
... The pair (i.e ... Vladimir and Estragon) is often played with Irish accents, as in the Beckett on Film project ...
Ziaur Rahman - President of Bangladesh - Islam and Nationalism
... Hindu and Buddhist and were alienated by Zia's promotion of political Islam ... a Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Commission in 1976, but resisted holding a political dialogue with the representatives of the hill tribes on the issue of autonomy and ... formation of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Zia took initiative for formation of political institutes and sponsored workshops for the youth to get active political lessons ...
Joint Political Military Group
... of agreement was set up between Israel and the United States regarding political, military and economic cooperation ... Part of the agreement was for a Joint Political Military Group (JPMG) as a high-level planning forum to discuss and implement combined planning, joint exercises, and logistics ... Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs ...

More definitions of "political":

  • (adj): Involving or characteristic of politics or parties or politicians.
    Example: "Calling a meeting is a political act in itself"- Daniel Goleman; "political pressure"; "a political machine"; "political office"; "political policy"
  • (adj): Of or relating to the profession of governing.
    Example: "Political career"

Famous quotes containing the word political:

    Long before Einstein told us that matter is energy, Machiavelli and Hobbes and other modern political philosophers defined man as a lump of matter whose most politically relevant attribute is a form of energy called “self-interestedness.” This was not a portrait of man “warts and all.” It was all wart.
    George F. Will (b. 1941)

    I hold it that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.... It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    No officer should be required or permitted to take part in the management of political organizations, caucuses, conventions, or election campaigns. Their right to vote and to express their views on public questions, either orally or through the press, is not denied, provided it does not interfere with the discharge of their official duties. No assessment for political purposes on officers or subordinates should be allowed.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)