Definition of politic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpɒlətɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːlətɪk//
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(of actions) based on good judgement synonym prudent, wise It seemed politic to say nothing. see also body politic Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French politique ‘political’, via Latin from Greek politikos, from politēs ‘citizen’, from polis ‘city’.
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