politician


politician
I noun campaigner, candidate, governmental leader, lawgiver, lawmaker, legislator, office seeker, officeholder, officer of state, official, partisan, party member, politico, public servant, representative, statesman II index demagogue, lawmaker, legislator

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


politician
n.
A person engaged in politics, particularly one elected or running for public office.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • Politician — Pol i*ti cian, n. [Cf. F. politicien.] [1913 Webster] 1. One versed or experienced in the science of government; one devoted to politics; a statesman. [1913 Webster] While empiric politicians use deceit. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. One primarily… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • politician — (n.) 1580s, from POLITICS (Cf. politics) + IAN (Cf. ian) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Politician — A politician (from Greek polis ) is an individual who is involved in influencing public decision making through the influence of politics or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and… …   Wikipedia

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