What is politician?

  • (noun): A schemer who tries to gain advantage in an organization in sly or underhanded ways.
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Politician

A politician, political leader, or political figure (from Greek "polis") is a person who is involved in influencing public policy and decision making. This includes people who hold decision-making positions in government, and people who seek those positions, whether by means of election, inheritance, coup d'état, appointment, electoral fraud, conquest, divine right, or other means. Politics is not limited to governance through public office. Political offices may also be held in corporations, and other entities that are governed by self-defined political processes or can be known as freedom fighters.

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More definitions of "politician":

  • (noun): A leader engaged in civil administration.

Famous quotes containing the word politician:

    People try so hard to believe in leaders now, pitifully hard. But we no sooner get a popular reformer or politician or soldier or writer or philosopher—a Roosevelt, a Tolstoy, a Wood, a Shaw, a Nietzsche, than the cross-currents of criticism wash him away. My Lord, no man can stand prominence these days. It’s the surest path to obscurity. People get sick of hearing the same name over and over.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940)

    I am whipped and scourged with rods,
    Nettled and stung with pismires, when I hear
    Of this vile politician Bolingbroke.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    ... if you’re a woman, all they can think about your relationship with a politician is that you’re either sleeping with him or advising him about clothes.
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934)