|English Dictionary: politics||by the DICT Development Group|
|3 results for politics|
|From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:|
|From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:|
Politics \Pol"i*tics\, n. [Cf. F. politique, Gr. [?] (sc.[?]).|
1. The science of government; that part of ethics which has
to do with the regulation and government of a nation or
state, the preservation of its safety, peace, and
prosperity, the defense of its existence and rights
against foreign control or conquest, the augmentation of
its strength and resources, and the protection of its
citizens in their rights, with the preservation and
improvement of their morals.
2. The management of a political party; the conduct and
contests of parties with reference to political measures
or the administration of public affairs; the advancement
of candidates to office; in a bad sense, artful or
dishonest management to secure the success of political
candidates or parties; political trickery.
When we say that two men are talking politics, we
often mean that they are wrangling about some mere
party question. --F. W.
|From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:|
Vaguely liberal-moderate, except for the strong libertarian
contingent which rejects conventional left-right politics entirely.
The only safe generalization is that hackers tend to be rather
anti-authoritarian; thus, both conventional conservatism and `hard'
leftism are rare. Hackers are far more likely than most non-hackers to
either (a) be aggressively apolitical or (b) entertain peculiar or
idiosyncratic political ideas and actually try to live by them