Politic

Definition of Politic

Pol`i`tic
a.1.Of or pertaining to polity, or civil government; political; as, the body politic. See under Body.
He with his people made all but one politic body.
- Sir P. Sidney.
2.Pertaining to, or promoting, a policy, especially a national policy; well-devised; adapted to its end, whether right or wrong; - said of things; as, a politic treaty.
3.Sagacious in promoting a policy; ingenious in devising and advancing a system of management; devoted to a scheme or system rather than to a principle; hence, in a good sense, wise; prudent; sagacious; and in a bad sense, artful; unscrupulous; cunning; - said of persons.
Politic with my friend, smooth with mine enemy.
- Shak.
n.1.A politician.
Swiftly the politic goes; is it dark? he borrows a lantern;
Slowly the statesman and sure, guiding his feet by the stars.
- Lowell.

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