political action committee

noun
Updated on: 10 May 2018

Definition of political action committee

: a group formed (as by an industry or an issue-oriented organization) to raise and contribute money to the campaigns of candidates likely to advance the group's interests

Examples of political action committee in a Sentence

  1. The governor received over $3 million in campaign contributions from political action committees.

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First Known Use of political action committee

1839

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Definition of political action committee for English Language Learners

  • : a group that is formed to give money to the political campaigns of people who are likely to make decisions that would benefit the group's interests


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