1A person who is professionally involved in politics, especially as a holder of or a candidate for an elected office.
- We tend to elect politicians to change things, and then kick them when they do.
- Do the politicians we elect have the right to force us to live more healthily?
- They will come back with a vengeance if the politicians they have elected let them down.
legislator, elected official, statesman, stateswoman, public servant;
senator, congressman, congresswoman
informal politico, pol
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