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Definition of politician

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pol·i·ti·cian  audio  (pl-tshn) KEY 

    1. One who is actively involved in politics, especially party politics.
    2. One who holds or seeks a political office.
  1. One who seeks personal or partisan gain, often by scheming and maneuvering: "Mothers may still want their favorite sons to grow up to be President, but . . . they do not want them to become politicians in the process" (John F. Kennedy).
  2. One who is skilled or experienced in the science or administration of government.

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