Part of speech: noun

The science of civil government.

Part of speech: noun

Party intrigues, etc.

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Usage examples "politics":

  1. " No, no," cried my father, " you'll not get Harrington, he is too deep here in politics- but however, Harrington, my dear boy, 'tis not the thing for your young companion- go off and play with Mowbray: but stay, first, since you've been one among us so long, what have we been talking of?" - "Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond]", Maria Edgeworth.
  2. They had nothing to do with his affairs nor with general politics. - "The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I.", John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009.
  3. He and my father were at one about politics, and I wisely held my peace. - "Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker", S. Weir Mitchell.