nonpartisan
nonpartisan onpartisan adj. 1. free from party affiliation or bias. Opposite of {partisan}. [Narrower terms: {bipartisan, bipartizan, two-party, two-way}; {independent ] [Narrower terms: {nonparty, non-party ]

Syn: nonpartizan. [WordNet 1.5]

2. not affiliated with any one party; as, a nonpartisan commission to study crime. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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