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not ; of no significance:
an apolitical organization.
not involved or interested in politics.
Contemporary Examples

Those born after 1980 often know nothing about what happened that day, and have generally been brought up to be apolitical.
The Tiananmen Square Museum That’s Shocking China’s Tourists Brendon Hong May 29, 2014

Cast an eye over the history of the Supreme Court, and you will see no golden age of apolitical judging.
A Reminder: Our Justices are Politicians in Robes Jedediah Purdy November 12, 2014

Some of the infiltrators were just apolitical jokers—even if their humor was lost on the participants.
Liberals Crash the Tea Party Benjamin Sarlin April 15, 2010

All of us, including Joel, view the show as apolitical on some level.
‘24: Live Another Day’ Showrunners on the Finale, the Dangers of Drones, and Jack Bauer’s Future Marlow Stern July 14, 2014

Avoiding politics, dismissing politics, being “apolitical”—these are political decisions.
Birthright Is Co-Opting Our Future Hannah Fishman April 22, 2013

For his part, an exasperated Southers said, when he withdrew, “They took an apolitical person and politicized my career.”
The White House’s TSA Failure Clive Irving March 26, 2010

Zulfikar Bhutto chose Zia ul-Haq, whom he called his “monkey general” because he thought he was apolitical.
Pakistan’s Impossible Year: Elections, Army Intrigue, and More Bruce Riedel December 28, 2012

“I find myself and my peers thinking, ‘This current generation is so corporate, so conformist, so apolitical,’” Wolf says.
Who Invented the ‘Teenager’? Nina Strochlic March 13, 2014

Historical Examples

That royal personage, in apolitical sense, can do no wrong: official infallibility is the consequence.
The Monikins J. Fenimore Cooper

A king or a political “boss,” having an army or apolitical “machine” at his command, can do much.
Introduction to the Science of Sociology Robert E. Park

politically neutral; without political attitudes, content, or bias

1947, from a- “not” (see a- (3)) + political.


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