Etymology: Latin politicus
a. of or relating to government, a government, or the conduct of government
b. of, relating to, or concerned with the making as distinguished from the administration of governmental policy
2. of, relating to, involving, or involved in politics and especially party politics
3. organized in governmental terms <political units> 4. involving or charged or concerned with acts against a government or a political system <political prisoners> • politically adverb
New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.