|—n , pl -cuses|
|1.||chiefly (US), (Canadian)|
|a. a closed meeting of the members of one party in a legislative chamber, etc, to coordinate policy, choose candidates, etc|
|b. such a bloc of politicians: the Democratic caucus in Congress|
|a. a group of leading politicians of one party|
|b. a meeting of such a group|
|3.||chiefly (US) a local meeting of party members|
|4.||(Brit) a group or faction within a larger group, esp a political party, who discuss tactics, choose candidates, etc|
|5.||(Austral) a group of MPs from one party who meet to discuss tactics, etc|
|6.||(NZ) a formal meeting of all Members of Parliament belonging to one political party|
|7.||(intr) to hold a caucus|
|[C18: probably of Algonquian origin; related to caucauasu adviser]|
A meeting of members of a political party to nominate candidates, choose convention delegates, plan campaign tactics, determine party policy, or select leaders for a legislature.
any political group or meeting organized to further a special interest or cause
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