non·​par·​ti·​san | \ ˌnän-ˈpär-tə-zən How to pronounce nonpartisan (audio) , -sən \

Definition of nonpartisan

: not partisan especially : free from party affiliation, bias, or designation nonpartisan ballot a nonpartisan board

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nonpartisanship \ ˌnän-​ˈpär-​tə-​zən-​ˌship How to pronounce nonpartisan (audio) , -​sən-​ \ noun

Examples of nonpartisan in a Sentence

It's a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to preserving our national parks. made a nonpartisan decision that satisfied all concerned
Recent Examples on the Web Common Cause Ohio, a nonpartisan left-leaning group, says the state should make lobbyists disclose their fundraising activities with the Joint Legislative Ethics Commission, the state’s ethics watchdog agency. Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland, "Advocates call for greater transparency in Ohio campaign contributions raised by lobbyists," 16 Mar. 2021 Advance Democracy, a nonpartisan research group, found QAnon content on Twitter shrank dramatically after the company purged 70,000 accounts following the Capitol siege. Washington Post, "With Trump gone, QAnon groups focus fury on attacking coronavirus vaccines," 11 Mar. 2021 Cumulatively, the government will hand out $2.2 trillion to workers and families between the relief passed last year and this latest bill, according to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a nonpartisan group. Anchorage Daily News, "Analysis: Biden stimulus showers money on Americans, sharply cutting poverty in defining move of presidency," 7 Mar. 2021 An analysis by a nonpartisan group found about 85% of the bill is related to the pandemic. Eric Litke, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Breaking down spending in the COVID-19 relief bill," 2 Mar. 2021 Similar proposals have been introduced in 28 states so far this year, according to FairVote, a nonpartisan group that has advocated for the change as a way to improve elections. Scott Bauer, Star Tribune, "Bipartisan push for ranked-choice voting in Wisconsin," 24 Feb. 2021 Like Paris Moran, San Antonio resident Alex Birnel, an organizer for the nonpartisan grassroots group MOVE Texas, has spent much of the last week just trying to stay warm. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, "Texas’s Energy Crisis Is America’s Future," 19 Feb. 2021 The governor is also working No Labels, a nonpartisan political group that urges Democrats and Republicans in Congress to work across the aisle. David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner, "With Trump gone, Larry Hogan loses GOP foil and 2024 campaign hook," 18 Feb. 2021 Napolitano and Chertoff spoke with reporters on a video call hosted by the Truman Center for National Policy, a nonpartisan group focused on national security, aimed at pressuring GOP senators to back down. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, "Ex-homeland security chiefs blast Cornyn for ‘hostage-taking’ in bid to delay Biden pick over immigration," 27 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of nonpartisan

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonpartisan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of nonpartisan

: not supporting one political party or group over another : not partisan


non·​par·​ti·​san | \ ˈnän-ˈpär-tə-zən How to pronounce nonpartisan (audio) \

Kids Definition of nonpartisan

: not supporting one party or side over another

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