noun, plural cau·cus·es.
- a meeting of party leaders to select candidates, elect convention delegates, etc.
- a meeting of party members within a legislative body to select leaders and determine strategy.
- (often initial capital letter) a faction within a legislative body that pursues its interests through the legislative process: the Women's Caucus; the Black Caucus.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Words nearby caucus
Origin of caucus
Examples from the Web for caucused
King has caucused with the Democrats since being elected in 2012 but has said he is open to switching sides.The Independents Who Could Tip the Senate in November|Linda Killian|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Marianne Stewart of Cedar Falls needed repeated prodding to recall that she had caucused for Santorum.
One of the people who liked him was Jeanne Jennings of Johnston, who caucused for Santorum on Tuesday night.Santorum Wins Big Just by Exceeding Campaign Expectations in Iowa|Patricia Murphy|January 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for caucused
noun plural -cuses
- a closed meeting of the members of one party in a legislative chamber, etc, to coordinate policy, choose candidates, etc
- such a bloc of politiciansthe Democratic caucus in Congress
- a group of leading politicians of one party
- a meeting of such a group
Word Origin for caucus
Culture definitions for caucused
A meeting of members of a political party to nominate candidates, choose convention delegates, plan campaign tactics, determine party policy, or select leaders for a legislature.