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Póliticks. n.s. [politique, Fr. πολιτικὴ.] The science of government; the art or practice of administring publick affairs.

Be pleas'd your politicks to spare,
I'm old enough, and can myself take care.

It would be an everlasting reproach to politicks, should such men overturn an establishment formed by the wisest laws, and supported by the ablest heads. Addison.

Of crooked counsels and dark politicks. Pope.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Dryden, John (788) · Pope, Alexander (393)

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