politics: competition between competing interest groups or individuals for power and leadership
politics:The principles relating to or inherent in a sphere or activity, especially when concerned with power and status: the politics of gender
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the methods by which people get, keep, and use power in a country or society.
a particular set of beliefs about how countries should be governed or power should be used.
the ways in which countries are governed, and of the ways in which people get and use power.
the use of strategy or intrigue in obtaining power, control, or status.
social relations involving intrigue to gain authority or power
political: of or relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power; “political opinions”