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bipartisan

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adjective bi·par·ti·san \(ˌ)bī-ˈpär-tə-zən, -sən, -ˌzan, chiefly British ˌbī-ˌpär-tə-ˈzan\

Simple Definition of bipartisan

  • : relating to or involving members of two political parties

Full Definition of bipartisan

  1. :  of, relating to, or involving members of two parties <a bipartisan commission>; specifically :  marked by or involving cooperation, agreement, and compromise between two major political parties <bipartisan support for the bill>

bi·par·ti·san·ism play \-zə-ˌni-zəm, -sə-\ noun
bi·par·ti·san·ship play \-zən-ˌship, -sən-\ noun

Examples of bipartisan

  1. In his first Inaugural Address, Jefferson sounded a conciliatory, bipartisan note, averring that “we are all Republicans, we are all Federalists”—a trope copied in many inaugural addresses to follow. —Sean Wilentz, Newsweek, 27 Jan. 2009

  2. Seasoned observers of Washington tend to dismiss such talk of national unity and bipartisan cooperation as meaningless political boilerplate … —Larissa MacFarquhar, New Yorker, 7 May 2007

  3. Two recent national bipartisan blue-ribbon panels, the National Research Council Committee on Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children and the National Reading Panel, came to converging conclusions. —Bennet A. Shawitz, New Republic, 6 Nov. 2000

  4. The bill has bipartisan support.



1895

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1895


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