caucus


1cau·cus

noun \ˈk-kəs\

: a meeting of members of a political party for the purpose of choosing candidates for an election

: a group of people (such as members of the U.S. Congress) who meet to discuss a particular issue or to work together for a shared, usually political goal

Full Definition of CAUCUS

:  a closed meeting of a group of persons belonging to the same political party or faction usually to select candidates or to decide on policy; also :  a group of people united to promote an agreed-upon cause

Examples of CAUCUS

  1. the National Women's Political Caucus

Origin of CAUCUS

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1760

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

Rhymes with CAUCUS

2caucus

intransitive verb

: to meet in a caucus

Full Definition of CAUCUS

:  to meet in or hold a caucus

Examples of CAUCUS

  1. Democrats caucused last week to choose their candidates.

First Known Use of CAUCUS

1788

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

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