often capitalized L&C
: a political group or an organized party belonging to the Center but closely associated with the Left in policies and practice
in Denmark … the Liberals represented the Right-Center and the Radicals the Left-CenterBarbara & Robert North
compare right-center

Word History


translation of French centre gauche

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“Left-center.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/left-center. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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