What is politician?

  • (noun): A leader engaged in civil administration.
    See also — Additional definitions below

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 schemer who tries to gain advantage in an organization in sly or underhanded ways.

Famous quotes containing the word politician:

    It is hard for any one to be an honest politician who is not born and bred a Dissenter.
    William Hazlitt (1778–1830)

    It must have looked as if the course
    He steered was really straight away
    From that which he was headed for
    Not much concerned for them, I say;
    No more so than became a man
    And politician at odd seasons.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    You show me a politician with his heels ten feet in the air, and by Judas priest, I’ll show you an honest politician.
    Dalton Trumbo (1905–1976)