bipartisanism

bipartisan

[bahy-pahr-tuh-zuhn]
adjective
representing, characterized by, or including members from two parties or factions: Government leaders hope to achieve a bipartisan foreign policy.

Origin:
1905–10; bi-1 + partisan1

bipartisanism, noun
bipartisanship, noun
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bipartisan (ˌbaɪpɑːtɪˈzæn, baɪˈpɑːtɪˌzæn)
 
adj
consisting of or supported by two political parties
 
biparti'sanship
 
n

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bipartisan
1909, from bi- + partisan. Bipartisanship is attested from 1950.
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