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party politics

noun, (usually used with a singular verb)
1.
politics based on strict adherence to the policies and principles of a political party regardless of the public interest; partisan loyalism.
Origin of party politics
1765-1775
First recorded in 1765-75
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  • She had grown accustomed to the mouthings of party politics, and could not do without them.

    The Coryston Family Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • The less he is thrown into the whirlpool of party politics the better.

  • And as for the fanatical conflict in party politics, I wish there was more of it.

    A Miscellany of Men G. K. Chesterton
  • party politics had for a time no direct relation to slavery.

    The Negro and the Nation George S. Merriam
  • A rotten little game, these House of Commons party politics, when you get into it!

    The Invader Margaret L. Woods
  • It has nothing to do with party politics, or the mere elevation of men.

British Dictionary definitions for party politics

party politics

plural noun
1.
politics conducted through, by, or for parties, as opposed to other interests or the public good
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Contemporary definitions for party politics
plural noun

the practice of focusing on the aims and interests of a political party rather than the public good

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