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POLITICAL PARTY

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POLITICAL PARTY (noun)
  The noun POLITICAL PARTY has 1 sense:

1. an organization to gain political power

  Familiarity information: POLITICAL PARTY used as a noun is very rare.


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POLITICAL PARTY (noun)


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Meaning:

An organization to gain political power

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

party; political party

Context example:

in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level

Hypernyms ("political party" is a kind of...):

organisation; organization (a group of people who work together)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "political party"):

American Labor Party (a former political party in the United States; formed in 1936 in New York when labor and liberals bolted the Democratic Party)

Liberty Party (a former political party in the United States; formed in 1839 to oppose the practice of slavery; merged with the Free Soil Party in 1848)

Militant Tendency (a Trotskyist political organization in Great Britain set up in 1964 inside the Labour Party)

National Socialist German Workers' Party; Nazi Party (the political party founded in Germany in 1919 and brought to power by Hitler in 1933)

People's Party; Populist Party (a former political party in the United States; formed in 1891 to advocate currency expansion and state control of railroads)

Bull Moose Party; Progressive Party (a former political party in the United States; founded by Theodore Roosevelt during the presidential campaign of 1912; its emblem was a picture of a bull moose)

Prohibition Party (a political party in the United States; formed in 1869 to oppose the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages)

GOP; Republican Party (the younger of two major political parties in the United States; GOP is an acronym for grand old party)

Social Democratic Party (a political party in Germany and Britain (and elsewhere) founded in late 19th century; originally Marxist; now advocates the gradual transformation of capitalism into democratic socialism)

Socialist Labor Party (a political party in the United States; formed in 1874 to advocate the peaceful introduction of socialism)

Socialist Party (a political party in the United States formed in 1900 to advocate socialism)

Dixiecrats; States' Rights Democratic Party (a former political party in the United States; formed in 1948 by Democrats from southern states in order to oppose to the candidacy of Harry S Truman)

war party (a political party that supports a war)

Whig Party (a former political party in the United States; formed in 1834 in opposition to the Democratic Party; advocated a loose interpretation of the Constitution and high protective tariffs)

third party (a political party organized in opposition to the major parties in a two-party system)

Liberal Party (a major political party in Great Britain in the 19th century; now the third largest; advocated reforms and improvement of the conditions of working people)

Labor; Labor Party; Labour; Labour Party (a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and the socialization of key industries)

Guomindang; Kuomintang (the political party founded in 1911 by Sun Yat-sen; it governed China under Chiang Kai-shek from 1928 until 1949 when the Communists took power and subsequently was the official ruling party of Taiwan)

American Party; Know-Nothing Party (a former political party in the United States; active in the 1850s to keep power out of the hands of immigrants and Roman Catholics)

Anti-Masonic Party (a former political party in the United States; founded in 1825 in opposition to Freemasonry in public affairs)

Black Panthers (a militant Black political party founded in 1965 to end political dominance by Whites)

Communist Party (a political party that actively advocates a communist form of government; in Communist countries it is the sole political party of the state)

Conservative Party (a political party in Great Britain which developed from the Tories in the 1830s; advocates a mixed economy and encourages property owning)

Constitutional Union Party (a former political party in the United States; formed in 1859 by former Whigs who hoped to preserve the Union)

Democratic Party (the older of two major political parties in the United States)

Democratic-Republican Party (a former major political party in the United States in the early 19th century; opposed the old Federalist party; favored a strict interpretation of the constitution in order to limit the powers of the federal government)

Farmer-Labor Party (a former minor political party in the United States in the early 20th century)

American Federalist Party; Federal Party; Federalist Party (a major political party in the United States in the early 19th century; founded by Alexander Hamilton; favored a strong centralized government)

Free Soil Party (a former political party in the United States; formed in 1848 to oppose the extension of slavery into the territories; merged with the Liberty Party in 1848)

Gironde (the French moderate political party that was in power (1791-1793) during the French Revolution)

Green Party (an environmentalist political party)

Greenback Party (a former political party in the United States; organized in 1874; opposed any reduction in the amount of paper money in circulation)

Opposition (the major political party opposed to the party in office and prepared to replace it if elected)

Holonyms ("political party" is a member of...):

form of government; political system (the members of a social organization who are in power)


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