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nonpartisan

or non·par·ti·zan

[non-pahr-tuh-zuhn]
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adjective
  1. not partisan; objective.
  2. not supporting or controlled by a political party, special interest group, or the like.
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noun
  1. a person who is nonpartisan.
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Origin of nonpartisan

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

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British Dictionary definitions for non-partisan

nonpartisan

nonpartizan

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

adj.

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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