Pronunciation: (pu-lit'i-kul),[key] —adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or concerned with politics: political writers. 2. of, pertaining to, or connected with a political party: a political campaign. 3. exercising or seeking power in the governmental or public affairs of a state, municipality, etc.: a political machine; a political boss. 4. of, pertaining to, or involving the state or its government: a political offense. 5. having a definite policy or system of government: a political community. 6. of or pertaining to citizens: political rights.