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adjective administrative, bureaucratic, civic, governmental, partisan, public, publicus
Associated concepts: political question
See also: civic, civil, public

POLITICAL. Pertaining to policy, or the administration of the government. Political rights are those which may be exercised in the formation or administration of the government they are distinguished from civil, rights, which are the rights which a man enjoys, as regards other individuals, and not in relation to the government. A political corporation is one which has principally for its object the administration of the government, or to which the powers of government, or a part of such powers, have been delegated. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 182, 197, 198.

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Though disparaging the use of words such as retarded and queer as a matter of civility and seeking to replace them with others, defenders of politically correct language allege that the very notion of political correctness is a myth--an invention of the critics of the so-called "progressive" program, designed to discredit the critics' opponents without proper argument.
There they are with their politically incorrect, raw meat eating, letters-to-The-Times -writing, climate change denying, Clarkson-enjoying ways, opining on the moral collapse of the nation, deploring anything done by young people and fearing change of any kind.
Komercijalna banka says that in adherence with this rule, politically active persons are categorized as clients that should be subject to a more detailed analysis under the law when establishing business relations and making transactions at the bank.
The Politically Incorrect Guide to The Great Depression and the New Deal" is an explanation of the newly emerging conservative view that the policies of Franklin Delano Roosevelt were not the Great Depression-busters that many believe them to be.
BEIRUT: Education Minister Bahia Hariri said Sunday allegations that the Future Movement had financed terrorist groups, were "an attempt to politically destroy it.
Individuals in a post which is politically restricted are not permitted to undertake the role of a councillor, nor are they eligible to stand for election.
The politically radicalized, on average, are more educated than moderates: 67% of the politically radicalized have secondary or higher educations (versus 52% of moderates).
Former superintendent White and her co-authors examine the intricacies of organizational politics, the various forms and applications of power associated with it, and the responses associated with being a politically intelligent leader.
Both the politically radicalized and moderates have strong religious sentiments, as measured by frequency of religious service attendance and affirmation that religion is an important part of their lives.
But should one be heard calling the Revolutionary War a "civil war," people (even the politically correct crowd) would consider that person to be either historically ignorant or stupid.
A small country (especially in Central America) that is politically unstable and whose economy is dominated by foreign companies and depends on one export (such as bananas).
She is a reminder of the need to bridge the political and cultural chasm between the largely English-speaking Black and white local progressives--most of whom didn't participate in or even see the great waves of Spanish-dominant marches coming--and the politically ascendant Latino community.

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