Definition of Party line

1. Noun. The policy of a political group. "He won in a vote along party lines"

Generic synonyms: Policy

2. Noun. A telephone line serving two or more subscribers.

Definition of Party line

1. Noun. A single telephone line which is shared by two or more households. ¹

2. Noun. The official policy of a political party or other organization. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Party Line

party bus
party crashers
party dress
party favor
party favour
party game
party games
party girls
party hat
party hats
party hearty
party horn
party horns
party in one's mouth
party line (current term)
party liner
party lines
party man
party of the first part
party of the second part
party pastie
party pie
party political broadcast
party political broadcasts
party politics
party puffer
party sausage roll

Literary usage of Party line

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Telephone Practice by Kempster Blanchard Miller (1905)
"party line SYSTEMS. PROBABLY no branch of telephone work has offered more inducements to the inventor and designer, and consequently received a greater ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Serving more than one telephone user by means of a single line (party line) enables those having but little use for the telephone to obtain service on a ..."

3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"... work and superstructure is to be as for a first- closs single truck railway, wilb the same gauge as the track of said second party's line of railway. ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1908)
"The principal reason for the moderate price of party-line . ... It often happens that one subscriber keeps a party line busy for an unnecessarily long ..."

5. Experimental Electrical Engineering and Manual for Electrical Testing for by Vladimir Karapetoff (1910)
"EXPERIMENT 20-G. —Wiring a Party-Line Switchboard. — Wire up and operate a switchboard arranged for two-party lines, and for four-party lines, ..."

6. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1902)
"A party line may be defined as a line or pair of lines connecting two or ... The term "party line" is used in distinction from "private line," which may be ..."

7. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1898)
"The party line makes the cost to each one less and is quite satisfactory, although of course sometimes becomes a little trying to those who have to wait. ..."

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