mul·​ti·​par·​ty ˌməl-tē-ˈpär-tē How to pronounce multiparty (audio)
: of, relating to, or involving multiple and usually more than two parties
multiparty government
a multiparty lawsuit

Examples of multiparty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As Mexico is roiled by a 'birther' crisis, 'Claudia the Mexican' fights back Mexico’s rapid progress on gender equality is rooted in its transition from an authoritarian state to a multiparty democracy. David Agren, Washington Post, 7 Sep. 2023 There are only 1,500 Catholics in the entire country of 3.5 million, but that number has grown significantly in the decades following country’s transformation from communist one-party rule to multiparty democracy in the 1990s. John Allen, CNN, 3 Sep. 2023 Many countries in the Middle East have collapsed in recent decades into multiparty civil wars fueled by region-wide contests. Sarah E. Parkinson, Foreign Affairs, 22 Aug. 2023 The Working Families Party believes that moving closer to a multiparty democracy helps solve this puzzle. Zack Mezera,, 15 June 2022 Last week, 26 opposition parties announced the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance, or INDIA, saying that the future of the country’s multiparty democracy and secular foundations are at risk under Modi. Time, 26 July 2023 In multiparty proportional representation systems, such as those in Denmark, France, Germany, and Italy that accord some political representation on the basis of votes cast (and not simply seats won), important issues command focused attention from small groups of voters, who demand action. Andrew Moravcsik, Foreign Affairs, 1 Nov. 2022 In her first public address, outside the Shwedagon Pagoda, calls for a multiparty democratic government. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 15 Apr. 2021 Only in 1994 did the I.R.A. agree to a ceasefire, in conjunction with multiparty peace talks. Amy Davidson Sorkin, The New Yorker, 3 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multiparty was in 1909

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“Multiparty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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