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

Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of interparty was in 1854

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“Interparty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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