- political: archaic except in body politic
- having practical wisdom; prudent; shrewd; diplomatic
- crafty; unscrupulous
- prudently or artfully contrived; expedient, as a plan, action, remark, etc.
Origin of politicMiddle English polytyk from Middle French politique from Classical Latin politicus from Classical Greek politikos, of a citizen from polit?s: see police
intransitive verb-·ticked·, -·tick·ing