- 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
First recorded in 1765–75
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Examples from the Web for party politics
At sea he had made it a principle to abstain from party-politics.
It is interesting, wonderfully interesting—the miracles which party-politics can do with a man's mental and moral make-up.
Joe, even I could be guilty of such a thing as that—if I were in party-politics; I really believe it.
- politics conducted through, by, or for parties, as opposed to other interests or the public good
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