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 for political
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."
        --Paley.
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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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  political
      adj 1: involving or characteristic of politics or parties or
             politicians; "calling a meeting is a political act in
             itself"- Daniel Goleman; "political pressure"; "a
             political machine"; "political office"; "political
             policy" [ant: nonpolitical]
      2: of or relating to your views about social relationships
         involving authority or power; "political opinions"
      3: of or relating to the profession of governing; "political
         career"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  60 Moby Thesaurus words for "political":
     absolute, administrative, aristocratic, authoritarian, autocratic,
     autonomous, bureaucratic, civic, civil, constitutional, democratic,
     despotic, dictatorial, diplomatic, factional, factious, fascist,
     federal, federalist, federalistic, geopolitical, governmental,
     gubernatorial, heteronomous, matriarchal, matriarchic, monarchal,
     monarchial, monarchic, monocratic, national, official, oligarchal,
     oligarchic, parliamentarian, parliamentary, partisan, patriarchal,
     patriarchic, pluralistic, politic, politico-commercial,
     politico-diplomatic, politico-economic, politico-geographical,
     politico-judicial, politico-military, politico-moral,
     politico-religious, politico-scientific, politico-social,
     politico-theological, public, republican, self-governing, state,
     statesmanlike, suffragist, theocratic, totalitarian
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  POLITICAL. Pertaining to policy, or the administration of the government. 
  Political rights are those which may be exercised in the formation or 
  administration of the government they are distinguished from civil, rights, 
  which are the rights which a man enjoys, as regards other individuals, and 
  not in relation to the government. A political corporation is one which has 
  principally for its object the administration of the government, or to which 
  the powers of government, or a part of such powers, have been delegated. 1 
  Bouv. Inst. n. 182, 197, 198. 
  
  

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