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Politics, in a large sense, comprise the science and art of government, and deal with all the relations of a man with the society of which he forms a unit. Now it is generally used to signify (1) the carrying on of the relations of one civilised society with another, and (2) the due appointment of legislative and executive functions, the settlement of the rights and privileges of the members, within a community itself. Hence we get the great divisions of foreign and home politics. By analogy the term is used in narrower senses still. Thus we meet with the terms "Church politics," "county politics," "village politics," and the like.