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Definition of Politic


  1. Of or pertaining to polity, or civil government; political; as, the body politic. See under Body.
  2. Pertaining to, or promoting, a policy, especially a national policy; well-devised; adapted to its end, whether right or wrong; -- said of things; as, a politic treaty.
  3. Sagacious in promoting a policy; ingenious in devising and advancing a system of management; devoted to a scheme or system rather than to a principle; hence, in a good sense, wise; prudent; sagacious; and in a bad sense, artful; unscrupulous; cunning; -- said of persons.
  4. A politician.
More "Politic" Quotations

Politic Translations

politic in German is diplomatisch
politic in Hungarian is furfangos, politikus
politic in Spanish is sagaz
politic in Swedish is klok