What does the word politics mean?

Usage examples for politics

  1. " No, no," cried my father, " you'll not get Harrington, he is too deep here in politics- but however, Harrington, my dear boy, 'tis not the thing for your young companion- go off and play with Mowbray: but stay, first, since you've been one among us so long, what have we been talking of?" – Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond] by Maria Edgeworth
  2. They had nothing to do with his affairs nor with general politics. – The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I. by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  3. He and my father were at one about politics, and I wisely held my peace. – Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker by S. Weir Mitchell