What is politician?

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

Famous quotes containing the word politician:

    A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth.
    Adlai Stevenson (1900–1965)

    Nothing is so abject and pathetic as a politician who has lost his job, save only a retired stud-horse.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

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