- not partisan; objective.
- not supporting or controlled by a political party, special interest group, or the like.
- a person who is nonpartisan.
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Examples from the Web for non-partisan
According to the non-partisan Public Policy Institute, California has the highest poverty rate in the nation.The Liberal Case Against Illegal Immigration
November 25, 2014
Eric lobbies for an industry of benign usefulness, non-partisan in nature, and over which no cloud of serious controversy looms.Up to a Point: In Defense of Lobbyists
P. J. O’Rourke
October 25, 2014
Meet the non-partisan candidates changing American politics.
All of these claims were assessed and identified by the non-partisan Politifact as the biggest lie of 2013.Cynical Race-Baiting Will Fail to Save the Democrats
April 14, 2014
If a non-partisan coalition of CEOs and retired generals and admirals can get behind this idea, then so can we.Full Text and Video of President Obama's 2013 State of the Union Address
February 13, 2013
Being the only non-partisan in the crowd, I was asked to referee.The Ontario High School Reader
It is famous because it is non-partisan and technocratic in nature.After the Rain
Being the only non-partisan in the crowd I was asked to referee.Black Rock
Non-partisan they cannot be as party-men, but only as egoists.The Ego and His Own
They wanted to keep it a non-partisan benevolent and social affair.What eight million women want
Rheta Childe Dorr
- not partisan or aligned, esp not affiliated to, influenced by, or supporting any one political party
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Word Origin and History for non-partisan
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