Associations to the word «Caucus»

Wiktionary

CAUCUS, noun. (US) A meeting, especially a preliminary meeting, of persons belonging to a party, to nominate candidates for public office, or to select delegates to a nominating convention, or to confer regarding measures of party policy; a political primary meeting.
CAUCUS, noun. (US) (Canada) A grouping of all the members of a legislature from the same party.
CAUCUS, verb. (US) To meet and participate in caucus.
CAUCUS RACE, noun. (US) (idiomatic) The competitive process in which a political party selects their candidate, especially presidential; a primary election via caucus.
CAUCUS RACE, noun. (US) (idiomatic) A political competition; the game of campaigning and one-upmanship to get votes and be elected.
CAUCUS RACE, noun. (originally British) (idiomatic) A laborious but arbitrary and futile activity; an activity that amounts to running around in a circle, expending great energy but not accomplishing anything.
CAUCUS RACE, noun. A win-win system; a positive system in which everybody wins.
CAUCUS RACES, noun. Plural of caucus race

Dictionary definition

CAUCUS, noun. A closed political meeting.
CAUCUS, verb. Meet to select a candidate or promote a policy.

Wise words

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