party politics

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noun (usually used with a singular verb)

politics based on strict adherence to the policies and principles of a political party regardless of the public interest; partisan loyalism.

Nearby words

  1. party girl,
  2. party line,
  3. party liner,
  4. party list,
  5. party man,
  6. party poop,
  7. party pooper,
  8. party popper,
  9. party wall,
  10. party whip

Origin of party politics

First recorded in 1765–75

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British Dictionary definitions for party politics

party politics

pl n

politics conducted through, by, or for parties, as opposed to other interests or the public good
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