- a local meeting of party members 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.
Origin of caucus
How to use caucus in a sentence
And keep in mind that when Huckabee ran for president in 2008, he won the Iowa caucuses.
In an effort to gain early attention, he focused his attention on the Iowa precinct caucuses, which had never mattered much.
It is a linguistic wish for the same kind of campaign that catapulted Barack Obama forward from the caucuses.The Coronation That Wants to Be a Movement: Scenes From Hillary’s Iowa Steak Fry|Ana Marie Cox|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Iowa caucuses are still nearly a year and a half away and a lot can happen in the meantime.
With 18 months to go until the 2016 Iowa caucuses, Democratic presidential hopefuls are nowhere to be found in the Hawkeye State.Iowa Has a Phantom Democratic Presidential Candidates Problem|Ben Jacobs|July 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He became a valued and sagacious adviser in party caucuses, and a power in party conventions.A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln|John G. Nicolay
There were no nominating conventions; the candidates were announced by caucuses of friends.Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama|Walter L. Fleming
Although winning a victory at the caucuses, he fully realized having slipped down lower in the scale of morality.
At the caucuses held in country towns, delegates are chosen by those present without enrolling names.
Committee rooms were not then diverted from their legitimate use by partisan caucuses.Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution|L. Carroll Judson
British Dictionary definitions for caucus
- 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
Cultural definitions for caucus
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.