- a political party's or coalition's policy or doctrine of allowing and encouraging a wide range of beliefs, opinions, and views among its members.
Origin of big tent
First recorded in 1960–65
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- a political approach in which a party claims to be open to a wide spectrum of constituents and groups
- (as modifier)big-tent politics