non·par·ty | \ˌnän-ˈpär-tē \

Definition of nonparty 

: not affiliated with, based on, or representing a political party nonparty candidates a transitional nonparty government

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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, "Too Early for Democrats to Freak Out Over Fundraising ‘Crisis’," 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, "Emmanuel Macron’s Amateur Politicians Are Poised to Remake French Parliament," 10 June 2017

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First Known Use of nonparty

1852, in the meaning defined above

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