Definition of Bossism

1. Noun. Domination of a political organization by a party boss.

Generic synonyms: Domination



Definition of Bossism

1. n. The rule or practices of bosses, esp. political bosses.

Definition of Bossism

1. Noun. (American English) (politics) The domination of a political party by a single, powerful person (the boss) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bossism

1. control by political bosses [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bossism

1. The rule or practices of bosses, especially. Political bosses. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bossism

bosses
bosses about
bosses around
bossest
bosset
bossets
bossier
bossies
bossiest
bossily
bossiness
bossinesses
bossing
bossing about
bossing around
bossism (current term)
bossisms
bossless
bossnapping
bossnappings
bossy
bossyboots
bostals
bostangi
bostangis
bostanji
bostanjis
bostin
bostons

Literary usage of Bossism

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1. John Sherman's Recollections of Forty Years in the House, Senate and Cabinet by John Sherman (1895)
"... Republican Association — Refutation of a Newspaper Slander Upon HM Daugherty — Newspaper Writers and Correspondents — " bossism " in Hamilton County. ..."

2. Democracy and the Organization of Political Parties by Moisei Ostrogorski, Frederick Clarke (1922)
"Living to a great extent on the corporations, bossism burst into full bloom in the States where big capitalist ..."

3. Readings on Parties and Elections in the United States by Chester Lloyd Jones (1912)
"MUNICIPAL POLITICS AND bossism 1 City populations furnish the greatest opportunity for bad political conditions since the people do not know each other and ..."

4. Democracy and Government by Samuel Peterson (1919)
"To the degree that a boss or a group of bosses is able to control a government that government is autocratic or oligarchic. In bossism we have therefore the ..."

5. Civil Government in California by John Richard Sutton (1916)
"Attempts to overthrow bossism in California. — Every session of the legislature after 1890 witnessed some attempt to place the voters of California in a ..."

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