Definition of Politics

1. Noun. Social relations involving intrigue to gain authority or power. "Office politics is often counterproductive"

Exact synonyms: Political Relation
Generic synonyms: Social Relation
Examples of category: Wilderness
Derivative terms: Politician, Politician

2. Noun. The study of government of states and other political units.

3. Noun. The profession devoted to governing and to political affairs.
Generic synonyms: Profession
Category relationships: Government, Political Science
Derivative terms: Political, Politician, Politician

4. Noun. The opinion you hold with respect to political questions.
Exact synonyms: Political Sympathies
Generic synonyms: Opinion, Persuasion, Sentiment, Thought, View
Derivative terms: Political

5. Noun. The activities and affairs involved in managing a state or a government. "Government agencies multiplied beyond the control of representative politics"
Generic synonyms: Activity, Affairs

Definition of Politics

1. n. The science of government; that part of ethics which has to do with the regulation and government of a nation or state, the preservation of its safety, peace, and prosperity, the defense of its existence and rights against foreign control or conquest, the augmentation of its strength and resources, and the protection of its citizens in their rights, with the preservation and improvement of their morals.

Definition of Politics

1. Noun. A methodology and activities associated with running a government, an organization, or a movement. ¹

2. Noun. The profession of conducting political affairs. ¹

3. Noun. One's political stands and opinions. ¹

4. Noun. Political maneuvers or diplomacy between people, groups, or organizations, especially involving power, influence or conflict. ¹

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Definition of Politics

1. the art or science of government [n]

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Literary usage of Politics

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1. Political Recollections, 1840 to 1872 by George Washington Julian (1884)
"CHAPTER I. THE HARRISON CAMPAIGN THE BEGINNING OF ANTI-SLAVERY politics. ... I knew next to nothing of our party politics; but in the matter of attending ..."

2. Getting to the Top in the USSR: Cyclical Patterns in the Leadership by R. Judson Mitchell (1990)
"Not only is there a concentration of formal authority; the top leader is compelled by the realities of Soviet politics to match, as fully as possible, ..."

3. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1914)
"Then as now the righting of social wrongs was claimed to be the primary function of politics. Therefore the "people's charter" was demanded from Parliament ..."

4. The Twentieth Century by Caroline Farrar Ware (1908)
"CCCLXXI—JANUARY politics IN TRANSITION THE sensational election of two years ago was interpreted by many shrewd observers as the opening of a period in ..."

5. The Englishman at Home: His Responsibilities and Privileges by Edward Porritt (1893)
"The laborer a nonentity In county politics. — The enfranchisement of the laborer in; ... The Press and Municipal politics. — Committees of the Town Council. ..."

6. Regilding the Crescent by Frederick George Aflalo (1911)
"L CHAPTER I PERSONS AND politics ... Glamour of politics in the Near East : False News : The Personal Side : Enver Bey: Prince ..."

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