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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Politician  \Pol`i*ti"cian\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  politicien.] 
  1.  One  versed  or  experienced  in  the  science  of  government; 
  one  devoted  to  politics;  a  statesman. 
  While  empiric  politicians  use  deceit.  --Dryden. 
  2.  One  primarily  devoted  to  his  own  advancement  in  public 
  office,  or  to  the  success  of  a  political  party;  --  used  in 
  a  depreciatory  sense  one  addicted  or  attached  to  politics 
  as  managed  by  parties  (see  {Politics},  2);  a  schemer;  an 
  intriguer;  as  a  mere  politician. 
  Like  a  scurvy  politician,  seem  To  see  the  things 
  thou  dost  not  --Shak. 
  The  politician  .  .  .  ready  to  do  anything  that  he 
  apprehends  for  his  advantage.  --South. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Politician  \Pol`i*ti"cian\,  a. 
  Cunning;  using  artifice;  politic;  artful.  ``Ill-meaning 
  politician  lords.''  --Milton. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  leader  engaged  in  civil  administration 
  2:  a  person  active  in  party  politics  [syn:  {politico},  {pol},  {political 
  3:  a  schemer  who  tries  to  gain  advantage  in  an  organization  in 
  sly  or  underhanded  ways 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  POLITICIAN,  n.  An  eel  in  the  fundamental  mud  upon  which  the 
  superstructure  of  organized  society  is  reared.  When  we  wriggles  he 
  mistakes  the  agitation  of  his  tail  for  the  trembling  of  the  edifice. 
  As  compared  with  the  statesman,  he  suffers  the  disadvantage  of  being 

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