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[muhl-tee-pahr-tee, muhl-tahy-] /ˌmʌl tiˈpɑr ti, ˌmʌl taɪ-/
of or relating to more than two political parties.
Origin of multiparty
1905-10; multi- + party Unabridged
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Examples from the web for multiparty
  • The junta said the multiparty election would usher in the first civilian government in almost five decades.
  • Ethiopians voted today in their country's first multiparty elections, but the balloting was marred by opposition boycotts.
  • Calls for a multiparty democracy remain taboo, but not much else.
  • Obviously, there is zero risk of a single-party takeover in any developed multiparty democracy in the world.
  • In multiparty actions, all parties opposing the expert must agree on either a report or a deposition.
British Dictionary definitions for multiparty


of or relating to a state, political system, etc, in which more than one political party is permitted: multiparty democracy
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