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

: relating to or involving members of two political parties

Full Definition of BIPARTISAN

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

Examples of BIPARTISAN

  1. The bill has bipartisan support.
  2. 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

First Known Use of BIPARTISAN


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