politician etymology

English word politician comes from English politic, English -ian

Detailed word origin of politician

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
politic English (eng) (archaic) A politician. (archaic) Of or relating to polity, or civil government; political.. (archaic) Sagacious in promoting a policy; ingenious in devising and advancing a system of management; devoted to a scheme or system rather than to a principle; hence, in a good sense, wise; prudent; sagacious. (archaic, of things) Relating to, or promoting, a policy, especially a national policy; [...]
-ian English (eng) (as a noun) Having a certain profession.. (as a noun) One from, belonging to, relating to, or like.. (as an adjective) From, related to, or like.
politician English (eng) A politically active or interested person.. A sly or ingratiating person.. One engaged in politics, especially an elected or appointed government official.. Specifically, one who regards elected political office as a career.

Words with the same origin as politician

Descendants of -ian
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