Nonpolitical



[puh-lit-i-kuh l] /pəˈlɪt ɪ kəl/

adjective
1.
of, relating to, or concerned with :
political writers.
2.
of, relating to, or connected with a political party:
a political campaign.
3.
exercising or seeking power in the governmental or public affairs of a state, municipality, etc.:
a political machine; a political boss.
4.
of, relating to, or involving the state or its government:
a political offense.
5.
having a definite policy or system of government:
a political community.
6.
of or relating to citizens:
political rights.
/ˌnɒnpəˈlɪtɪkəl/
adjective
1.
not of, dealing with, or relating to politics: a nonpolitical organization
/pəˈlɪtɪkəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the state, government, the body politic, public administration, policy-making, etc
2.

3.
of, dealing with, or relating to politics: a political person
4.
of, characteristic of, or relating to the parties and the partisan aspects of politics
5.
organized or ordered with respect to government: a political unit
adj.

1550s, “pertaining to a polity, civil affairs, or government;” from Latin politicus “of citizens or the state” (see politic (adj.)) + -al (1). Meaning “taking sides in party politics” (usually pejorative) is from 1749. Political prisoner first recorded 1860; political science is from 1779 (first attested in Hume). Political animal translates Greek politikon zoon (Aristotle, “Politics,” I.ii.9) “an animal intended to live in a city; a social animal.”

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