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partyism

[pahr-tee-iz-uh m]
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noun
  1. adherence to a political party or organization.
  2. the organization of political affairs into parties; the political system of a state, region, etc. (often used in combination): Two-partyism was never significant in continental politics.

Origin of partyism

First recorded in 1835–45; party + -ism
Related formspar·ty·ist, noun
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Examples from the Web for partyism

Historical Examples

  • The pest of partyism invades all the large cities of the country.

    The Loyalists of Massachusetts

    James H. Stark

  • From an early period politics and partyism have attracted unto themselves quaint Slang terms.

    The Slang Dictionary

    John Camden Hotten

  • Just now partyism is falling into disfavor, for there are too many serious questions to be fought out.

    The Next of Kin

    Nellie L. McClung

  • Ignorance has given way to investigation; and love and union are daily triumphing over prejudice and partyism.

  • It merely proved how easily men are led when taken in droves and stirred by partyism.

    Marse Henry (Vol. 2)

    Henry Watterson