political party

Definitions of political party
  1. noun
    an organization to gain political power
    synonyms: party
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    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
    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 (especially in Great Britain or Australia) that believes in the importance of a capitalist economy with private ownership rather than state control
    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
    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
    labor party, labour party
    a left-of-center political party formed to represent the interest of ordinary working people
    Liberal Democrat Party
    a political party in Great Britain; formerly the Liberal Party; advocates reforms and improvement of the conditions of working people
    Liberal Party
    a political party in Australia, Canada, and other nations, and formerly in Great Britain
    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
    Opposition
    the major political party opposed to the party in office and prepared to replace it if elected
    Australian Labor Party
    the oldest political party in Australia, founded in 1891; the party is moderately liberal
    British Labour Party, Labor, Labour, Labour Party
    a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and formerly the socialization of key industries
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    organisation, organization
    a group of people who work together
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