ETYM Cf. French politicien.
1. A leader engaged in civil administration.
2. A person active in party politics; SYN. politico, pol, political leader.
3. A schemer who tries to gain advantage in an organization in sly or underhanded ways.
Sinonimi: solon | national leader
(Irregular plural: statesmen).
A man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs; SYN. solon, national leader.
1. Qui concerne les affaires publiques. La science politique.
3. Habile. Un fin politique.
ETYM Latin politicus political, Greek, belonging to the citizens or to the state, from polis city: cf. French politique. Related to Police, ePolitical.
1. Marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness.
2. Smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication.
3. Wise, prudent, expedient; artful, devious; shrewd.
1. Involving or characteristic of politics or parties or politicians
2. Of or relating to the profession of governing
3. Of or relating to one's views about social relationships involving authority or power
2. Ligne. Une politique dirigiste.
3. Stratégie. La politique des salaires.
1. A line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government
2. A plan of action adopted by an individual or social group
3. Written contract or certificate of insurance; SYN. insurance policy, insurance.
ETYM Cf. French politique. Related to Politic.
1. Social relations involving authority or power; SYN. political relation.
2. The opinion one holds with respect to political questions; SYN. political sympathies.
3. The profession devoted to governing and to political affairs.
4. The study of government of states and other political units; SYN. political science, government.
Ruling by the consent of the governed; an activity whereby solutions to social and economic problems are arrived at and different aspirations are met by the process of discussion and compromise rather than by the application of decree or force.
A much misused term, it has been expounded by Bernard Crick in his classic book In Defence of Politics 1962. Its popular description as “the art of the possible” was probably first used by Otto von Bismarck of Prussia, in a recorded conversation in 1867. Both Bismarck and Crick made the point that politics is essentially an activity and not a science or set of rules. It is an activity based on diversity: diverse opinions about aims to be achieved and means to achieve them. Politics accepts this diversity as a fact of life and seek to resolve conflicting views by discussion and compromise.
ETYM Latin politia, Greek: cf. French politie. Related to Policy, Police.
1. A politically organized unit.
2. Shrewd or crafty management of public affairs.
Political organization or constitition of a state, church, etc.