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party politics

noun
1.
politics based on strict adherence to the policies and principles of a political party regardless of the public interest; partisan loyalism.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75
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Examples from the web for party politics
  • It has been able to avoid party politics so far, but might not be able to do so for much longer.
  • The rating agencies tend not to comment on party politics.
  • The protest movements introduced new ideological issues into party politics.
  • party politics is what's wrong with the whole freaking country.
  • Critics of the council say that this is too soon for a country that has almost no experience of party politics.
  • Unless something extraordinary happens to make the parties behave, there will be no return soon to two-party politics.
  • The potential for wrangling is heightened by party politics.
  • The treaty is immensely unpopular and furthers the development of party politics.
  • As an elected official, he was a fierce advocate for his community and put the good of the people above party politics.
  • The excitement and corruption of party politics was not limited to the national arenas and big party players.
British Dictionary definitions for party politics

party politics

plural noun
1.
politics conducted through, by, or for parties, as opposed to other interests or the public good
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Contemporary definitions for party politics
plural noun

the practice of focusing on the aims and interests of a political party rather than the public good

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