Legal Definition and Related Resources of Political

Meaning of Political

Pertaining to or concerned with the administration of the government and its policies. Having to do with organization or action of individuals, parties , or interests that seek to control the appointment or action of those who manage the affairs of a state . In the context of extradition treaties, it should be noted that offenses of a political character are invariably excepted from the list of offenses for which extradition may be obtained. A political offense is one committed in connection with or as part of a political- disturbance or in furtherance of a bona fide struggle for political power .

Political Alternative Definition

Pertaining to policy, or the administration of the government. 90 111. 563, Political rights are those which may be exercised in the formation or administration of the. government; rights being synonymous with power. 90 111. 563. They are distinguished from civil rights, which are the rights which a man enjoys as regards other individuals, and not in relation to the government. A political corporation is one which has principally for its object the administration of the government or to which the powers of government, or a part of such powers, have been delegated. 1 Bouv. Inst, notes 182, 197, 198.

Synonyms of Political


  • administrative
  • bureaucratic
  • civic
  • civilis
  • governmental
  • partisan
  • public
  • publiais Associated Concepts: political question

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Etimology of “-ical”

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compound adjectival word-forming element, usually interchangeable with -ic but sometimes with specialized sense (such as historic/historical, politic/political), Middle English, from Late Latin -icalis, from Latin -icus + -alis (see -al (1)). Probably it was needed because the forms in -ic often took on a noun sense (for example physic). Forms in -ical tend to be attested earlier in English than their twins in -ic.

Etimology of politico-

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word-forming element meaning “political and,” from Latinized combining form of Greek politikos (see political).


This term is an adjetive.

Etimology of Political

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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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