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party line

noun

Simple Definition of party line

  • : the official policy or opinion of a political party or other organization that members are expected to support

Full Definition of party line

  1. 1 :  the policy or practice of a political party

  2. 2 :  a single telephone circuit connecting two or more subscribers with the exchange —called also party wire

  3. 3 :  the principles or policies of an individual or organization; also :  the explanation or interpretation usually put forth <the party line that her mother was a saint — Leslie Bennetts>

par·ty–lin·er play \ˌpär-tē-ˈlī-nər\ noun

1834

First Known Use of party line

1834


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