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Politics Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    politics n
  1. social relations involving authority or power [syn: political relation}]
  2. the study of government of states and other political units [syn: political science, government]
  3. the profession devoted to governing and to political affairs
  4. the opinion you hold with respect to political questions [syn: political sympathies]
Politics Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Politics \Pol"i*tics\, n. [Cf. F. politique, Gr. ? (sc.?). See Politic.]
  1. The science of government; that part of ethics which has to do with the regulation and government of a nation or state, the preservation of its safety, peace, and prosperity, the defense of its existence and rights against foreign control or conquest, the augmentation of its strength and resources, and the protection of its citizens in their rights, with the preservation and improvement of their morals.
  2. The management of a political party; the conduct and contests of parties with reference to political measures or the administration of public affairs; the advancement of candidates to office; in a bad sense, artful or dishonest management to secure the success of political candidates or parties; political trickery. When we say that two men are talking politics, we often mean that they are wrangling about some mere party question. --F. W. Robertson.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Politics'


Politics (from Greek πολιτικος,

The word "politics" comes from the Greek word "Πολιτικά" (politika), modeled on Aristotle's "affairs of state", the name of his book on governing and governments, which was rendered in English mid-15 century as Latinized "Polettiques".

The origin and development of government institutions is the most visible subject for the study of Politics and its history.

Regardless of how civilized the world is, there are still large numbers of people living in the most primitive conditions. The most important of these because they are the most scientifically studied are the "aborigines" of Australia. The scientific study of the aboriginal Australian forms the basis of what is best known of primitive societies in general.

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* The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace in a continual state of alarm (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing them with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. - H.L. Mencken

* I seldom think of politics more than 18 hours a day. - Lyndon B. Johnson

* In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing. - Mark Twain


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