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.
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   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."
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   3. Of or pertaining to a party, or to parties, in the state;
      as, his political relations were with the Whigs.
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   4. Politic; wise; also, artful. [Obs.] --Sterne.
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   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.
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