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political

1. of or relating to the state, government, the body politic, public administration, policy-making, etc.
2. 
a. of, involved in, or relating to government policy-making as distinguished from administration or law
b. of or relating to the civil aspects of government as distinguished from the military
3. of, dealing with, or relating to politics
4. of, characteristic of, or relating to the parties and the partisan aspects of politics
5. organized or ordered with respect to government
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Hence for Aristotle as for Plato, the natural state or the state as such is the ideal state, and the ideal state is the starting-point of political inquiry.
The cure, therefore, of political ills is knowledge of the good life, and the statesman is he who has such knowledge, for that alone can give men what they are always seeking.
The Senate, on the other hand, will derive its powers from the States, as political and coequal societies; and these will be represented on the principle of equality in the Senate, as they now are in the existing Congress.
The difference between a federal and national government, as it relates to the OPERATION OF THE GOVERNMENT, is supposed to consist in this, that in the former the powers operate on the political bodies composing the Confederacy, in their political capacities; in the latter, on the individual citizens composing the nation, in their individual capacities.
The necessary consequence of this was political centralisation.
Else there would be no meaning in political unions or any other movement that knows what it's about.
They still, in fine, seem to cherish with blind devotion the political monster of an imperium in imperio.
All I ask is, that Villefort will be firm and inflexible for the future in his political principles.
Once on the ladder of political success, his clever mind looked about for the means to maintain his foothold; for in the fortified city into which he had wormed himself, generals do not long keep useless mouths.
Many of the Southern whites have a feeling that, if the Negro is permitted to exercise his political rights now to any degree, the mistakes of the Reconstruction period will repeat themselves.
At dinner the talk turned on the latest political news: Napoleon's seizure of the Duke of Oldenburg's territory, and the Russian Note, hostile to Napoleon, which had been sent to all the European courts.
Despite his political success, Swift was still unable to secure the definite object of his ambition, a bishopric in England, since the levity with which he had treated holy things in 'A Tale of a Tub' had hopelessly prejudiced Queen Anne against him and the ministers could not act altogether in opposition to her wishes.