politic definition

  • adjective:
    • utilizing or marked by prudence, expedience, and shrewdness; artful.
    • utilizing, displaying, or proceeding from plan; judicious: a politic choice.
    • Crafty; cunning.
    • Shrewd, prudent and expedient.
    • Discreet and diplomatic.
    • Artful, crafty or cunning.
    • Of or with respect to polity, or municipal government; governmental. See under-body.
    • with respect to, or marketing, a policy, especially a national policy; well-devised; adjusted to its end, whether right or incorrect; -- stated of things.
    • Sagacious to advertise an insurance policy; ingenious in devising and advancing a method of administration; specialized in a scheme or system in the place of to a principle; thus, in a great good sense, sensible; prudent; sagacious; plus in a bad sense, artful; unscrupulous; cunning; -- stated of people.
    • marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness
    • efficiently acceptable and polite with a diploma of elegance
  • noun:
    • A politician.
    • A politician.
    • A politician.
  • others:
    • Of or related to politics, or perhaps the technology of federal government; relating to politics.
    • Of or with respect to civil as distinguished from spiritual or armed forces affairs; municipal; political.
    • therefore Of or pertaining to officers of state; authoritative; condition.
    • That comprises the state; composed of residents: since, your body politic (this is certainly, the entire body of those as constituting a situation).
    • current by and for the state; popular; constitutional.
    • commensurate with policy; wise; sensible; fit; proper; expedient: applied to activities, steps, etc.
    • described as worldly knowledge or craftiness; subtle; crafty; scheming; cunning; artful: placed on people or their products: since, a politic prince.

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