-partism

noun combining form

-par·​tism
¦pär|ˌtizəm,
¦pȧ| also |tˌizəm
plural -s
: tendency toward or active operation of a (specified) number of political parties in a governmental system
multi-partism

Word History

Etymology

French -partisme, from parti political party (from Middle French, match, party, decision) + -isme

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“-partism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-partism. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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