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two-party system

[too-pahr-tee] /ˈtuˌpɑr ti/
noun, Government.
1.
a political system consisting chiefly of two major parties, more or less equal in strength.
Origin of two-party system
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05
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  • So far as the two-party system is concerned, what effect does it have when there are no differences between the two parties?

    Mercenary Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • And under a two-party system, as ours is probably bound to remain, the independent voter usually holds the balance of power.

    The Boss and the Machine Samuel P. Orth
British Dictionary definitions for two-party system

two-party system

noun
1.
a condition or system in which two major parties dominate a political unit
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