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.
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How to use Tammany Hall in a sentence
But though the percentage of Irish among the population of the city was declining, Tammany Hall saw great times in the 1920s.
They particularly controlled Tammany Hall, the Democratic machine, but also all sorts of other political organizations.Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Live In: Kevin Baker’s New York | Allen Barra | September 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Tammany Hall is one of those “simple to play, hard to master” game.Tammany Hall: the Game Where You Play as a New York City Ward Boss | Noah Kristula-Green | May 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Tammany Hall is a game that simulated the dynamics of politics without having to get into the details.Tammany Hall: the Game Where You Play as a New York City Ward Boss | Noah Kristula-Green | May 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Or to punish the party of segregation, Tammany Hall, and racially discriminatory labor unions?
I, followed the fates of my little slum-boys—and what I saw was that Tammany Hall was getting them.The Profits of Religion | Upton Sinclair
It was at the close of the repast and when cigars were smokily going that Vacuum returned to the subject of Tammany Hall.The Onlooker, Volume 1, Part 2 | Various
The power of the semi-criminal organisation known as Tammany Hall not only remains unshaken, but grows stronger from year to year.
Tammany Hall itself might be compared to a central citadel or keep of a Norman fortress.
Tammany Hall commanded an annual revenue large enough to equip and maintain a small army.
British Dictionary definitions for Tammany Hall
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 centuries: Also called: Tammany
- Tammanyism, noun
- Tammanyite, noun
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