two-party system

[ too-pahr-tee ]
/ ˈtuˌpɑr ti /

noun Government.

a political system consisting chiefly of two major parties, more or less equal in strength.

Nearby words

  1. two-minute warning,
  2. two-name,
  3. two-name paper,
  4. two-pack,
  5. two-part time,
  6. two-phase,
  7. two-piece,
  8. two-ply,
  9. two-point perspective,
  10. two-pot screamer

Origin of two-party system

First recorded in 1900–05

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British Dictionary definitions for two-party system

two-party system

noun

a condition or system in which two major parties dominate a political unit
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