[non-pahr-tuh-zuh n] /nɒnˈpɑr tə zən/
not ; objective.
not supporting or controlled by a political party, special interest group, or the like.
a person who is nonpartisan.
not partisan or aligned, esp not affiliated to, influenced by, or supporting any one political party
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.
noun 1. a political organization of farmers, founded in North Dakota in 1915, and extending to many states west of the Mississippi, with the aim of influencing agricultural legislation in state legislatures.
[pahrt-ner] /ˈpɑrt nər/ noun 1. a person who shares or is associated with another in some action or endeavor; sharer; associate. 2. Law. 3. . 4. a spouse; a husband or a wife. 5. the person with whom one cohabits in a romantic relationship: I’d like you to meet my partner, Sarah. 6. either of […]
[pahr-tee] /ˈpɑr ti/ noun, plural parties. 1. a social gathering, as of invited guests at a private home, for conversation, refreshments, entertainment, etc.: a cocktail party. 2. a group gathered for a special purpose or task: a fishing party; a search party. 3. a detachment, squad, or detail of troops assigned to perform some particular […]
[pas-er-in, -uh-rahyn, -uh-reen] /ˈpæs ər ɪn, -əˌraɪn, -əˌrin/ adjective 1. of, belonging, or pertaining to the order Passeriformes, comprising more than half of all birds and typically having the feet adapted for perching. 2. (def 1). noun 3. any bird of the order Passeriformes. /ˈpæsəˌraɪn; -ˌriːn/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or belonging to the […]