nonpartisan

or non·par·ti·zan

[non-pahr-tuh-zuhn]

adjective

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

noun

a person who is nonpartisan.

Origin of nonpartisan

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

Synonyms for nonpartisan

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Contemporary Examples of nonpartisan

Historical Examples of nonpartisan

  • Indignation at the defeat of the bill resulted in the birth, in February 1915, of a new political party, the Nonpartisan League.

  • Much is to be hoped from civil service reform, proportional representation, and nonpartisan elections.

  • Since this is a nonpartisan article designed to promote good feeling it will probably be just as well not to go into this.

  • Some farmers objected to the Grange because it was a secret organization; others, because it was nonpartisan.

  • The new organization must of course be nonpartisan and non-political.



British Dictionary definitions for nonpartisan

nonpartisan

nonpartizan

adjective

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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