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 Jocelyn Wiener is a contributing writer to CALmatters, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media venture explaining California politics and policy. Jocelyn Wiener,, "Do California’s most severely mentally ill need more forced treatment?," 4 Jan. 2020 Prescription drug prices did drop 1 percent in 2018, according to nonpartisan experts at US Health and Human Services., "Meantime the uninsured rate has gone up on Trump’s watch, rising in 2018 for the first time in nearly a decade to 8.5 percent of the population, or 27.5 million people, according to the Census Bureau.," 31 Dec. 2019 In the end, Long didn’t break any of them, according to Amy Schwartz, the attorney who authored the report for the House’s nonpartisan research department. Dave Orrick, Twin Cities, "Lawmaker who resigned from UMN didn’t break House ethics rules, but details emerge," 30 Dec. 2019 Unlike what happens in Washington, Avila and Pico’s differing political views don’t lead to many conflicts on the nonpartisan City Council. Nicholas Riccardi, The Denver Post, "Gender gap widens among Hispanics who could be key in 2020," 23 Dec. 2019 In response, the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan watchdog group based in Washington, filed a complaint with the FEC alleging that GEO Group violated the ban prohibiting government contractors from making contributions to political committees. USA Today, "'These people are profitable': Under Trump, private prisons are cashing in on ICE detainees," 20 Dec. 2019 The commission also participated in roundtables with nonpartisan groups working to get out the vote. David D. Haynes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Want to make voting easier in Wisconsin? Here are nine ways to do it.," 20 Dec. 2019 The number of police officers in Wisconsin’s largest cities declined over the past decade, while the violent crime rate went up, a report released Friday by the nonpartisan Wisconsin Policy Forum showed., "Violent crime rate up, number of police officers down in largest Wisconsin cities, new report shows," 13 Dec. 2019 This article is a collaboration between The Atlantic and The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, investigative newsroom in Washington, D.C. More of its national security reporting can be found here. The Atlantic, "Coming Soon to a Battlefield: Robots That Can Kill," 3 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of nonpartisan

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonpartisan.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 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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