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.

Origin of party politics

First recorded in 1765–75
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party politics

pl n

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