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nonpartisan

[non-pahr-tuh-zuh n] /nɒnˈpɑr tə zən/
adjective
1.
not partisan; objective.
2.
not supporting or controlled by a political party, special interest group, or the like.
noun
3.
a person who is nonpartisan.
Also, nonpartizan.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; non- + partisan
Related forms
nonpartisanship, noun
Synonyms
2. uninvolved, disinterested, unimplicated.
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British Dictionary definitions for non-partisan

nonpartisan

/ˌnɒnpɑːtɪˈzæn/
adjective
1.
not partisan or aligned, esp not affiliated to, influenced by, or supporting any one political party
Derived Forms
nonpartisanship, nonpartizanship, noun
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Word Origin and History for non-partisan
adj.

also nonpartisan, 1872, American English, from non- + partisan.

FIRST POLITICIAN: Who's backing this non-partisan candidate?
SECOND POLITICIAN: The non-partisan party.
["Life," Sept. 29, 1927]
As a noun from 1888.

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