What is 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"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on political:

Types of Jokes - Subjects
... Political jokes are usually a form of satire ... concern politicians and 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
... in Contemporary America 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 ... tends could lead to mass hysteria and could have a devastating effect on American political life ...
Ziaur Rahman - President of Bangladesh - Islam and Nationalism
... Hindu and Buddhist and were alienated by Zia's promotion of political Islam ... Commission in 1976, but resisted holding a political dialogue with the representatives of the hill tribes on the issue of autonomy and cultural self-preservation ... After the formation of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Zia took initiative for formation of political institutes and sponsored workshops for the youth to get active political lessons on Bangladeshi nationalism ...
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 ...
Joint Political Military Group
... 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): Of or relating to the profession of governing.
    Example: "Political career"
  • (adj): Of or relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power.
    Example: "Political opinions"

Famous quotes containing the word political:

    The merely political aspect of the land is never very cheering; men are degraded when considered as the members of a political organization.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Genocide begins, however improbably, in the conviction that classes of biological distinction indisputably sanction social and political discrimination.
    Andrea Dworkin (b. 1946)

    In a town-meeting, the great secret of political science was uncovered, and the problem solved, how to give every individual his fair weight in the government, without any disorder from numbers. In a town-meeting, the roots of society were reached. Here the rich gave counsel, but the poor also; and moreover, the just and the unjust.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)