Definition of Political party
1. Noun. An organization to gain political power. "In 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"
Generic synonyms: Organisation, Organization
Specialized synonyms: American Labor Party, American Party, Know-nothing Party, Anti-masonic Party, Black Panthers, Communist Party, Conservative Party, Constitutional Union Party, Democratic Party, Democratic-republican Party, Farmer-labor Party, American Federalist Party, Federal Party, Federalist Party, Free Soil Party, Gironde, Green Party, Greenback Party, Guomindang, Kuomintang, Labor Party, Labour Party, Liberal Democrat Party, Liberal Party, Liberty Party, Militant Tendency, National Socialist German Workers' Party, Nazi Party, People's Party, Populist Party, Bull Moose Party, Progressive Party, Prohibition Party, Gop, Republican Party, Social Democratic Party, Socialist Labor Party, Socialist Party, Dixiecrats, States' Rights Democratic Party, War Party, Whig Party, Third Party, Opposition
Group relationships: Form Of Government, Political System
Definition of Political party
1. Noun. A political organization that subscribes to a certain ideology and seeks to attain political power through representation in government. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Lexicographical Neighbors of Political Party
Literary usage of Political party
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"STOWERS strued as Inhibiting the voter from voting for two candidates representing the same political party, and ballots prepared In violation of this ..."
2. Public Affairs Information Service Bulletin by Public Affairs Information Service (1920)
"Woman Citizen 4:1174-7+ Ap 24 •20 Proposal for a new political party. Winston Churchill. Liv Age 302:641-6 S 13 '19 See also Labor parties From a lecture ..."
3. State Government in the United States by Arthur Norman Holcombe (1916)
"Such a definition, however, does not meet the needs of the situation, if the political party is to be formally recognized by law. Legal recognition of the ..."
4. Political parties in the United States, 1846-1861 by Jesse Macy (1900)
"\The political party may be described as an organ of public opinion. ... The political faction does not become the political party ..."
5. American Politics (non-partisan) from the Beginning to Date: Embodying a by Thomas Valentine Cooper (1892)
"... an aggressive political party on the basis of theories which all great political economists have from the beginning antagonized as unsafe and unsound. ..."
6. An Introduction to Political Parties and Practical Politics by Perley Orman Ray (1913)
"A political (i) A political party is an organization. If every citizen acted upon political questions as a dissociated party is atom, there could be no ..."