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|part of speech:
||a person engaged in party politics.
Have the politicians decided on their candidate yet?
||a person who holds political office.
The politician said she would support the bill in Congress.
||a person who uses questionable means to attain power within a group.
He's a politician and knows very well how to cajole.
The word politician
contains the following parts:
pol, polit, polis
that means city, citizen
-an, -ian, -ean
adjective- and noun-forming suffix
that means in adjectives: from (a place) or pertaining to or following (a figure or school of thought); in nouns: person or thing from (a place) or associated with (an activity or school of thought).
More about this word part:
The suffix group -an
attaches to common nouns and proper nouns to form adjectives or nouns.
that means practictioner of or expert in