non·​par·​ty ˌnän-ˈpär-tē How to pronounce nonparty (audio)
: not affiliated with, based on, or representing a political party
nonparty candidates
a transitional nonparty government

Examples of nonparty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the September gubernatorial recall election, Republicans made up just 24% of registration, Democrats nearly 47% and nonparty independents 23%. Los Angeles Times, 25 Nov. 2021 Only an independent, a nonparty person, may spread his contempt evenly, offering a plague on the condominiums of all these politicians and many more. Joseph Epstein, WSJ, 15 Aug. 2018 And small-dollar online donations to nonparty funding sources have made a big comeback on the Democratic side during the 2017 special congressional elections. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, 21 Aug. 2017 The young president has so far had few missteps, from the founding of his upstart nonparty movement 14 months ago to his upset election victory last month. Adam Nossiter, New York Times, 10 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonparty was in 1852

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“Nonparty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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