What is political?

  • (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"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on political:

Types of Jokes - Subjects
... Political jokes are usually a form of satire ... also cover the absurdities of a country's political situation ... A prominent example of political jokes would be political cartoons ...
Ziaur Rahman - President of Bangladesh - Islam and Nationalism
... Buddhist and were alienated by Zia's promotion of political Islam ... Hill Tracts Development Commission in 1976, but resisted holding a political dialogue with the representatives of the hill tribes on the issue of ... Party, Zia took initiative for formation of political institutes and sponsored workshops for the youth to get active political lessons on Bangladeshi nationalism ...
New Age - Reception - Academia
... Visions in Contemporary America written 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 ... to mass hysteria and could have a devastating effect on American political life ...
Joint Political Military Group
... 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "political":

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

Famous quotes containing the word political:

    As to your kind wishes for myself, allow me to say I can not enter the ring on the money basis—first, because, in the main, it is wrong; and secondly, I have not, and can not get, the money. I say, in the main, the use of money is wrong; but for certain objects, in a political contest, the use of some, is both right, and indispensable.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    We hold these truths to be self-evident:
    That ostracism, both political and moral, has
    Its place in the twentieth-century scheme of things....
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)

    I hold it that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.... It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)