Po*lit"i*cal (?), a.

1.

Having, or conforming to, a settled system of administration.

[R.] "A political government."

Evelyn.

2.

Of or pertaining to public policy, or to politics; relating to affairs of state or administration; as, a political writer.

"The political state of Europe."

Paley.

3.

Of or pertaining to a party, or to parties, in the state; as, his political relations were with the Whigs.

4.

Politic; wise; also, artful.

[Obs.]

Sterne.

Political economy, that branch of political science or philosophy which treats of the sources, and methods of production and preservation, of the material wealth and prosperity of nations.

 

© Webster 1913.

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