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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.
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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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