- a Democratic political organization in New York City, founded in 1789 as a fraternal benevolent society (Tammany Society) and associated especially in the late 1800s and early 1900s with corruption and abuse of power.
- the building in which the Tammany organization had its headquarters.
Origin of Tammany Hall
named after Tammany (variant of Tamanen, Tammenund), 17th-century Delaware Indian chief, later facetiously canonized as patron saint of U.S.
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- US politics the central organization of the Democratic Party in New York county. Originally founded as a benevolent society (Tammany Society) in 1789, Tammany Hall was notorious for the corruption in city and state politics that it fostered in the 19th and early 20th centuriesAlso called: Tammany
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