One versed or experienced in the science of government; one devoted to politics; a statesman.
- One who is actively involved in politics, especially party politics.
- One who holds or seeks a political office.
- One who seeks personal or partisan gain, often by scheming and maneuvering: "Mothers may still want their favorite sons to grow up to be President, but . . . they do not want them to become politicians in the process” ( John F. Kennedy).
- One who is skilled or experienced in the science or administration of government.