power base

noun

Definition of power base

:a base of political support

Examples of power base in a Sentence

  1. Both candidates are doing whatever they can to raise money from their power bases.

  2. Most of her power base is in the city.

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First Known Use of power base

1959


POWER BASE Defined for English Language Learners

power base

noun

Definition of power base for English Language Learners

  • : the area or group of people that provides the main support for a particular political candidate


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