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 nonpartisanship (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 Another nonpartisan group, Pizza to the Polls, is delivering free hot slices to voters at crowded polling locations. Washington Post, "Voters across the country might stand in line all day Nov. 3. This group plans to feed them.," 20 Oct. 2020 Monte Frank, an attorney from Newtown, will succeed the late Oz Griebel as head of the Connecticut branch of the national Serve American Movement, a nonpartisan group that advocates for open primaries, expanded mail voting and term limits. Russell Blair,, "Connecticut Politics Week in Review: Gov. Ned Lamont puts 11 cities and towns on ‘red’ alert for coronavirus after local cases surge," 16 Oct. 2020 These counter-demonstrators became the Patriot Guard Riders, a nonpartisan group with chapters nationwide. Paige Williams, The New Yorker, "The Changing Meaning of the American Flag Under Trump," 14 Oct. 2020 The video was produced by RepresentUs, a nonpartisan group that fights corruption in politics. Jenny Singer, Glamour, "Mark Ruffalo Is Naked and Talking About Voting in This Video," 7 Oct. 2020 The Alaska Black Caucus, a nonpartisan group focusing on rights and equality for people of color, is currently spearheading much of the renaming efforts. Emily Goodykoontz, Anchorage Daily News, "Effort to rename Anchorage’s East High after Bettye Davis complicated by school community pushback," 29 Sep. 2020 As a nonprofit, nonpartisan group, the LWV-R does not support nor oppose any candidates. Teri Webster, Dallas News, "Richardson’s League of Women Voters holding in-person voter registration event Saturday," 25 Sep. 2020 Over the last 50 years, socioeconomic mobility has been on the decline, according to Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, a nonpartisan research and policy group. NBC News, "How the coronavirus has widened the chasm between rich and poor," 24 Sep. 2020 Mormon Women for Ethical Government, a nonpartisan group with more than 7,000 members, urged the U.S. Senate to wait until after the election to select a replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Mormon Women for Ethical Government urges Romney, Senate to hold off on replacing Ginsburg," 22 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of nonpartisan

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonpartisan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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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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