Meaning of politician

pol•i•ti•cian

Pronunciation: (pol"i-tish'un), [key]
— n.
  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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