political party

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political party (plural political parties)

  1. A political organization that subscribes to a certain ideology and seeks to attain political power through representation in government.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:political party
    • 1971, Lyndon Johnson, “"I feel like I have already been here a year"”, in The Vantage Point[1], Holt, Reinhart & Winston, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 28:
      I told the Governors that I had never questioned the capacity or the sincerity or the ability of a man because he belonged to a different political party. No party had an overriding claim to patriotism. The times, I said, demanded that we put away our differences and close ranks in a determined effort to make our system of government function.