[ pahr-tee-iz-uhm ]

  1. adherence to a political party or organization.

  2. the organization of political affairs into parties; the political system of a state, region, etc. (often used in combination): Two-partyism was never significant in continental politics.

Origin of partyism

First recorded in 1835–45; party + -ism

Other words from partyism

  • par·ty·ist, noun

Words Nearby partyism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use partyism in a sentence

  • Just as before, the new tea partyism is functioning as a kind of front-line energizing force that could help enable a series of GOP donor-class and plutocratic interests to grind the current progressive economic moment to a halt.

  • Just now partyism is falling into disfavor, for there are too many serious questions to be fought out.

    The Next of Kin | Nellie L. McClung
  • We will, that Ja—— ——, the author of the two letters lately published in Lexington, be encouraged in his zeal to destroy partyism.

    Crestlands | Mary Addams Bayne
  • Ignorance has given way to investigation; and love and union are daily triumphing over prejudice and partyism.

    Memoir of Rev. Joseph Badger | Elihu G. Holland
  • The pest of partyism invades all the large cities of the country.

  • It merely proved how easily men are led when taken in droves and stirred by partyism.

    Marse Henry (Vol. 2) | Henry Watterson