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caucus

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noun cau·cus \ˈkȯ-kəs\

Simple Definition of caucus

  • : 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

  1. :  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

Rhymes with caucus


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caucus

verb cau·cus

Simple Definition of caucus

  • : to meet in a caucus

Full Definition of caucus

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to meet in or hold a caucus

Examples of caucus

  1. Democrats caucused last week to choose their candidates.



1788

First Known Use of caucus

1788



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