Definition of politique in English:


Pronunciation /ˌpɒlɪˈtiːk/


  • 1A politician, especially a pragmatic or unprincipled one.

  • 2historical A member of a moderate Catholic group, founded in France after the St Bartholomew's Day Massacre, which regarded peace and national unity as more important than the religious war between Ultramontane Catholics and Huguenots.

  • 3A political concept or doctrine; an expression of political ideas.


Late 16th century. From Middle French, French politique politician, political concept or doctrine.