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From Wade-Giles romanization of Mandarin 國民黨国民党 (Guómíndǎng, “Nationalist Party”).


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  1. (historical) A nationalist political party in pre-Communist China that ruled China from 1928 until the Communists overthrew it in 1949, and was subsequently the major administrative party of Taiwan.
    • 1977, John Le Carré, The Honourable Schoolboy, Folio Society 2010, p. 238:
      He drew lists of Party cadre members of both before and after forty-nine, and pored over the scant details of those entrusted with the takeover of big enterprises where technological know-how was required: in particular the Kiangnan shipyard, a massive affair from which the Kuomintang elements had repeatedly to be purged.