The definition of politic is someone who is shrewd, tactful or unethical.(adjective)
An example of politic is a decision made because it it likely to be accepted by the voters and will make the politician more popular; a politic decision.
Politic is defined as to participate in campaigning.(verb)
An example of politic is to run for office.
See politic in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME polytyk < MFr politique < L politicus < Gr politikos, of a citizen < politēs: see police
See politic in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English politik
Origin: , from Old French politique
Origin: , from Latin polīticus, political
Origin: , from Greek polītikos
Origin: , from polītēs, citizen
Origin: , from polis, city; see pelə-3 in Indo-European roots.
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