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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Other Words from nonpartisan

nonpartisanship \ ˌnän-​ˈpär-​tə-​zən-​ˌship How to pronounce nonpartisan (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 Buck has donated to a number of Democratic candidates and PACs, according to information from OpenSecrets, a nonpartisan group that tracks money in US politics. Steve Almasy, CNN, 14 Apr. 2022 The order also consolidates a challenge filed by an affiliate of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, a national Democratic redistricting group, with one filed by the Ohio League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan voting-rights group. Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland, 29 Mar. 2022 Sweet had helped create a nonpartisan group in 2020 called Citizens for a Strong Democracy, which focused on strengthening public confidence in election systems. Michael Kranish, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Mar. 2022 State projections indicate that revenue could reach an all-time high in the current fiscal year, according to the forum, a nonpartisan civic group. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 24 Mar. 2022 Protect Democracy, a nonpartisan advocacy group representing Mr. Weisenbach, is also assisting two public employees in Georgia who were falsely accused of orchestrating voter fraud. New York Times, 13 Mar. 2022 According to OpenSecrets, the nonpartisan campaign-finance watchdog group, the industry has contributed more than eight million dollars to the collective campaigns of the dozen senators. Jane Mayer, The New Yorker, 2 Mar. 2022 The agriculture lobby has spent about $704 million in the past five years to influence policy makers on a range of issue including greenhouse-gas emissions, according to statistics compiled by OpenSecrets, a nonpartisan watchdog group. WSJ, 12 Feb. 2022 The New Georgia Project, a nonpartisan voter registration group founded nearly a decade ago by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, has added vaccinations to its outreach efforts. J. Scott Trubey, ajc, 4 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of nonpartisan

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonpartisan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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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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