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 ... but may also cover the absurdities of a country's political situation ... A prominent example of political jokes would be political cartoons ...
Joint Political Military Group
... a memorandum 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 ...
New Age - Reception - Academia
... Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America written by Michael Barkun, professor emeritus of political science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship 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
... many of these groups were predominantly 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 ... After the formation of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Zia took initiative for formation of political institutes and sponsored workshops for the youth to get active ...

More definitions of "political":

  • (adj): Of or relating to the profession of governing.
    Example: "Political career"
  • (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:

    The best political economy is the care and culture of men; for, in these crises, all are ruined except such as are proper individuals, capable of thought, and of new choice and the application of their talent to new labor.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    To throw obstacles in the way of a complete education is like putting out the eyes; to deny the rights of property is like cutting off the hands. To refuse political equality is like robbing the ostracized of all self-respect, of credit in the market place, of recompense in the world of work, of a voice in choosing those who make and administer the law, a choice in the jury before whom they are tried, and in the judge who decides their punishment.
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902)

    If all political power be derived only from Adam, and be to descend only to his successive heirs, by the ordinance of God and divine institution, this is a right antecedent and paramount to all government; and therefore the positive laws of men cannot determine that, which is itself the foundation of all law and government, and is to receive its rule only from the law of God and nature.
    John Locke (1632–1704)