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two-party system

[too-pahr-tee] /ˈtuˌpɑr ti/
noun, Government
1.
a political system consisting chiefly of two major parties, more or less equal in strength.
Origin of two-party system
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • And under a two-party system, as ours is probably bound to remain, the independent voter usually holds the balance of power.

    The Boss and the Machine Samuel P. Orth
  • So far as the two-party system is concerned, what effect does it have when there are no differences between the two parties?

    Mercenary Dallas McCord Reynolds
British Dictionary definitions for two-party system

two-party system

noun
1.
a condition or system in which two major parties dominate a political unit
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