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n. Informal
A politician.


abbreviation for
(Military) petroleum, oil, and lubricants



Informal. a politician.
[1940–45, Amer.; by shortening]






1. political.
2. politics.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pol - a person active in party politicspol - a person active in party politics  
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
campaigner, candidate, nominee - a politician who is running for public office
Communist - a member of the communist party
demagog, demagogue, rabble-rouser - a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular passions and prejudices
Democrat - a member of the Democratic Party
Federalist - a member of a former political party in the United States that favored a strong centralized federal government
Labourite - a member of the British Labour Party
machine politician, political hack, ward-heeler, hack - a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends
Mugwump - someone who bolted from the Republican Party during the U.S. presidential election of 1884
noncandidate - someone who has announced they are not a candidate; especially a politician who has announced that he or she is not a candidate for some political office
party boss, political boss, boss - a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments; "party bosses have a reputation for corruption"
party liner, party man - a member of a political party who follows strictly the party line
Republican - a member of the Republican Party
sachem - a political leader (especially of Tammany Hall)
socialist - a political advocate of socialism
standard-bearer - an outstanding leader of a political movement
national leader, solon, statesman - a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs
technocrat - an advocate of technocracy
Whig - a member of the Whig Party that existed in the United States before the American Civil War
Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin, Grigori Potemkin, Grigori Potyokin, Potemkin, Potyokin - a Russian officer and politician who was a favorite of Catherine II and in 1762 helped her to seize power; when she visited the Crimea in 1787 he gave the order for sham villages to be built (1739-1791)


n (US inf: = politician) → Politiker(in) m(f)
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I can see the pennons of De Couvette, De Brieux, Saint Pol, and many others who struck in against us for Charles of Blois.
Well, it was Pol Roger, '84, and quite good enough for me; but even so it was not more dry, nor did it sparkle more, than the merry rascal who had dragged me thus far to the devil, but should lead me dancing the rest of the way.
POLs are also considerably more secure than legacy Ethernet networks.
GigaDLynx is the newest addition to GE s family of DLynx digital POL modules.
Andy Burrows, regional spokesman for Consumer Focus, said: "Before POLs are rolled-out nationwide, it is vital that the Post Office delivers a model that meets its customer's needs, both now and in the future.
The JCAHO offers POLs one type of accreditation - LA (the same accreditation the agency offers hospital and commercial labs).
The $75,000 grant consists of five interrelated projects, the first of which is a toll-free number for POLS.
According to Pols, only heightened attention to our rational awareness - and not some new theory or proposition about it - can lead to a justification of its authenticity.
This exception is intended to allow certain POLs to continue to service patients referred by the laboratories' physician-owners.
Provide closed loop turn-on and turn-off tracking between Z-One(TM) POL converters and Micrel MIC68200 linear regulators with user-programmable slew rates
2] Criticism of CLIA's effect on POLs, while widespread, has been somewhat muted due in part to the efforts of organizations such as the Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA), a nonprofit peer-review accrediting program for POLs.
The classification scheme that HCFA has proposed will result in the inability of many POLs to provide all of the laboratory tests that they have routinely provided in the past.