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anticlerical opposed to the influence of the clergy or church in public affairs, esp. politics.
antipolitics combined form of politics.
apolitical having no interest in politics or no relation to politics.
Byzantine (sometimes l.c.) characterized by complexity and intrigue, as the politics of the Byzantine Empire. [1/3 definitions]
clericalism the power or influence of religious leaders in government or politics. [1/2 definitions]
crosscurrent (often pl.) a tendency or movement, as of politics or ideas that is counter to the main tendency or movement. [1/2 definitions]
extremist a person who takes a radical stand and encourages radical action or thinking, esp. in politics. [1/3 definitions]
first lady the woman foremost in a specified field, such as politics or medicine. [1/2 definitions]
free lance a person who proceeds as an independent in politics with no allegiance to any one party. [1/3 definitions]
hardball any aggressively competitive way of conducting business, as in politics. [1/4 definitions]
last hurrah a final effort or appearance, as in politics or the arts.
mover one who is very influential and energetic and who is known for being able to get a great deal accomplished, esp. in politics or business. [1/3 definitions]
political of, relating to, or concerned with the theory or practice of politics. [2/3 definitions]
political primary in U.S. politics, a preliminary election in which members of each party vote for candidates to represent the party in the general election.
political science a social science dealing with politics, political institutions, and the principles and methods of government.
politician a person engaged in party politics. [1/3 definitions]
politico a person involved in politics; politician.
power play a method or operation, as in politics or business, that depends on power, or the threat of employing it, for success. [1/3 definitions]
power structure the system or hierarchy of authority or control in politics, business, society, or the like. [1/2 definitions]
primary in U.S. politics, a preliminary election in which members of each party vote for candidates to represent the party in the general election. [1/7 definitions]
realpolitik (sometimes cap.) politics or national policy governed by principles of power, expansion, and expediency rather than by ideals or ethics.