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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Political \Po*lit"i*cal\, a. 1. Having, or conforming to, a settled system of administration. [R.] "A political government." --Evelyn. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. Of or pertaining to a party, or to parties, in the state; as, his political relations were with the Whigs. [1913 Webster] 4. Politic; wise; also, artful. [Obs.] --Sterne. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]