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politic (adj.)

15世纪初, politike ,"与公共事务有关,涉及一个国家或人民的治理",来自古法语 politique "政治"(14世纪),直接来自拉丁文 politicus "公民或国家的,民事的,公民的",来自希腊文 politikos "公民的,与国家及其管理有关;与公共生活有关",来自 polites "公民",来自 polis "城市"(见 polis )。

它在最早的大部分意义上已被 political 。从15世纪中叶开始作为"审慎、判断",原指统治者。"以政策为特征" Body politic "一个政治实体,一个国家"(有法语词序)是从15世纪末开始的。

politic (v.)

也是 politick ,"从事政治活动",1917年,从 politics 回溯形成。相关链接: Politicked ; politicking ( -k-picnic (v.))。

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Definitions of politic from WordNet

politic (adj.)
marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness;
it is neither polite nor politic to get into other people's quarrels
a politic decision
a politic manager
a politic old scoundrel
a shrewd and politic reply
politic (adj.)
smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication;
he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage
Synonyms: smooth / suave / bland
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