Pronunciation: (pol"i-tish'un), [key]
1. a person who is active in party politics.
2. a seeker or holder of public office, who is more concerned about winning favor or retaining power than about maintaining principles.
3. a person who holds a political office.
4. a person skilled in political government or administration; statesman or stateswoman.
5. an expert in politics or political government.
6. a person who seeks to gain power or advancement within an organization in ways that are generally disapproved.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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