in·​ter·​par·​ty | \ ˌin-tər-ˈpär-tē How to pronounce interparty (audio) \
variants: or inter-party

Definition of interparty

: occurring between or involving two or more parties and especially political parties Democrat Bruce Babbitt and Republican Pete du Pont invented the do-it-yourself presidential debate … as a way of calling attention to their long shot candidacies. It may have been a gimmick, but their interparty face-off produced a vibrancy rarely matched in a campaign season devoid of transcendent issues.— Walter Shapiro

First Known Use of interparty

1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Interparty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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