political etymology

English word political comes from English -al, Latin politicus (Political, civil, of the state, relating to civil polity.)

Detailed word origin of political

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-al English (eng) (organic chemistry) Forms the names of aldehydes. Forming nouns, especially of verbal action.. Of or pertaining to. Adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
politicus Latin (lat) Political, civil, of the state, relating to civil polity.
political English (eng) A political agent or officer.. A publication focusing on politics. (of a person) Interested in politics.. (pejorative) Motivated, especially inappropriately, by political (electoral or other party political) calculation.. Concerning a polity or its administrative components.. Concerning or relating to politics, the art and process of governing.. Of or relating to views about social [...]

Words with the same origin as political

Descendants of -al
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