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  • n. Devotion to a party or faction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Devotion to party.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Division into parties; also, devotion to party.


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party +‎ -ism


  • No Western government involved in Africa will openly admit it, but each and every one of them shares wholeheartedly Chirac's view that "Africa is not ready for democracy" and that "multi-partyism" is a "kind of luxury," that is unaffordable by a country like the Ivory Coast or any other African country for that matter.

    Alemayehu G. Mariam: Why Do Things Always Fall Apart in Africa?

  • This is one of the consequences of one-partyism, of course.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Republicanism, neo-conservatism, and tea-partyism do,however, seem to make natural bed fellows, and their love affair with Mr Smith seems to imply, ‘guilt by association’.

    The Evolution of Everything - The Panda's Thumb

  • "Democratisation is not only a concept, nor is it synonymous with multi-partyism," states Professor Ben O. Nwabueze's book in a book titled "Democratisation."

    Kenya Unmasks Africa's Ugly Democracy

  • Conceding to multi-partyism was one thing but allowing genuine political reforms was quite another.


  • As long as one-partyism continues to be such an evident characteristic of Welsh politics in Westminster, and as long as Westminster continues to predominate over Cardiff to a degree which is much greater than it does over Edinburgh, for example, the strategy of trying to effect the Labour Party's internal discussions is a completely reasonable one.

    The Lord & the Archbishop: Part 2

  • Another characteristic of one-partyism is that the other parties within the system that believe in self-government have concentrated their energies on attempting to move the argument within the dominent party.

    The Lord & the Archbishop: Part 2

  • "The founders of the Constitution intended that respect for multi-partyism should be the essence of the Constitution itself."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "Swaziland should reform its political system towards a constitutional monarchy and institutionalise multi-partyism, in which the King remains the head of state and the prime minister becomes effective head of government."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • March 1991 to open talks with the opposition and accept multi-partyism.

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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