American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Based on, influenced by, affiliated with, or supporting the interests or policies of no single political party: a nonpartisan commission; nonpartisan opinions.
- adj. Not partisan; impartial and unbiased
- n. One who is not a partisan.
- n. A person who has not selected or declared a side or party.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. free from party affiliation or bias. Opposite of
- adj. not affiliated with any one party.
- n. a person who is nonpartisan
- adj. free from party affiliation or bias
“Take NoLabels.org, a high-profile national organization that is trying to organize around what it calls a nonpartisan agenda.”
“The Patriots wanted to remain nonpartisan and issues-based, never endorsing specific candidates.”
“Federal employees and political appointees may vote, run for office in nonpartisan elections, participate in voter registration drives, attend political rallies, give political speeches, attend political conventions or hold office in political clubs, according to the law.”
“While I agree that "movie" blogs should remain nonpartisan, everyone's entitled to their own opinion whether we like it or not.”
“This was a primary election, to choose party candidates and narrow the field in nonpartisan offices.”
“I prefer an indictment sooner rather than later but my point is that the window in which Fitzgerald can act and for his actions to be seen as essentially nonpartisan is short and closing.”
“Among these women, 36 are Democrats, 41 are Republicans, and 3 were elected in nonpartisan races.”
“Now look at the list of journalists and pundits called nonpartisan and left of center:”
“In practice, parties make endorsements in nonpartisan races.]”
“And if they have the time, they should call a nonpartisan election protection group, like 866-OUR-VOTE, so that as many people are aware of these problems as possible NORRIS: Lawrence Norden, thank you very much.”
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