or non·par·ti·zan

[ non-pahr-tuh-zuhn ]
/ nɒnˈpɑr tə zən /


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

OTHER WORDS FROM nonpartisan

non·par·ti·san·ship, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for nonpartisan



/ (ˌnɒnpɑːtɪˈzæn) /


not partisan or aligned, esp not affiliated to, influenced by, or supporting any one political party

Derived forms of nonpartisan

nonpartisanship or nonpartizanship, noun
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