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noun

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.

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Origin of big tent

First recorded in 1960–65
big-tent, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for big tent

big tent

noun

  1. a political approach in which a party claims to be open to a wide spectrum of constituents and groups
  2. (as modifier)big-tent politics
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