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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pol·i·ti·cian /ˌpɑləˈtɪʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pol·i·ti·cian n.
 1. One versed or experienced in the science of government; one devoted to politics; a statesman.
    While empiric politicians use deceit.   --Dryden.
 2. One primarily devoted to his own advancement in public office, or to the success of a political party; -- used in a depreciatory sense; one addicted or attached to politics as managed by parties (see Politics, 2); a schemer; an intriguer; as, a mere politician.
 Like a scurvy politician, seem
 To see the things thou dost not.   --Shak.
    The politician . . . ready to do anything that he apprehends for his advantage.   --South.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pol·i·ti·cian, a. Cunning; using artifice; politic; artful. “Ill-meaning politician lords.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a leader engaged in civil administration
      2: a person active in party politics [syn: politico, pol, political
      3: a schemer who tries to gain advantage in an organization in
         sly or underhanded ways