or non·par·ti·zan



not partisan; objective.
not supporting or controlled by a political party, special interest group, or the like.


a person who is nonpartisan.

Origin of nonpartisan

First recorded in 1880–85; non- + partisan1
Related formsnon·par·ti·san·ship, noun

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not partisan or aligned, esp not affiliated to, influenced by, or supporting any one political party
Derived Formsnonpartisanship or nonpartizanship, noun
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Word Origin and History for non-partisan

also nonpartisan, 1872, American English, from non- + partisan.

FIRST POLITICIAN: Who's backing this non-partisan candidate?
SECOND POLITICIAN: The non-partisan party.
["Life," Sept. 29, 1927]

As a noun from 1888.

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