What is political?

  • (adj): Of or relating to the profession of governing.
    Example: "Political career"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on political:

Types of Jokes - Subjects
... Political jokes are usually a form of satire ... 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 ...
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 ... Tracts Development 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 ... 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 ...
Joint Political Military Group
... 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 ...
New Age - Reception - Academia
... 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 ... these tends could lead to mass hysteria and could have a devastating effect on American political life ...

More definitions of "political":

  • (adj): Of or relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power.
    Example: "Political opinions"
  • (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"

Famous quotes containing the word political:

    To be revolutionary is to be original, to know where we came from, to validate what is ours and help it to flourish, the best of what is ours, of our beginnings, our principles, and to leave behind what no longer serves us.
    Ines Hernandez, U.S. Chicana political activist. As quoted in What Is Found There, ch. 28, by Adrienne Rich (1993)

    He is unable to take a fact out of its merely political relations, and behold it as it lies absolutely to be disposed of by the intellect,—what, for instance, it behooves a man to do here in America to-day with regard to slavery.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    ...Women’s Studies can amount simply to compensatory history; too often they fail to challenge the intellectual and political structures that must be challenged if women as a group are ever to come into collective, nonexclusionary freedom.
    Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)