politique

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French politique, from Latin politicus. Doublet of politic

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

politique (plural politiques)

  1. (chiefly derogatory) A politician, especially one seen as being unprincipled.
    • 2012, Peter Marshall, ‘Occult Following’, Literary Review 404:
      Modern historical assessments of Cecil have veered from that of the cynical, secular politique to the image of the committed Protestant ideologue []

Adjective[edit]

politique (comparative more politique, superlative most politique)

  1. Obsolete form of politic.
    • 1579, John Lyly, Euphues and his England:
      And surely me thinketh we cannot better bestowe our time on the Sea, then in aduice how to behaue our selues when we come to the shore: for greater daunger is there to ariue in a straunge countrey where the inhabitauntes be politique, then to be tossed with the troublesome waues, where the Marriners be vnskilfull.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin politicus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɔ.li.tik/
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Adjective[edit]

politique (plural politiques)

  1. political

Noun[edit]

politique f (plural politiques)

  1. (uncountable) politics
  2. policy

Descendants[edit]

  • German: Politik

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin polīticus, from Ancient Greek πολῑτικός (polītikós, civic, constitutional, public), from πόλις (pólis, city).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

politique m or f

  1. (Jersey) political

Noun[edit]

politique f (uncountable)

  1. (Jersey) politics