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super PAC Syllabification: su·per PAC

Definition of super PAC in English:


A type of independent political action committee which may raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, and individuals but is not permitted to contribute to or coordinate directly with parties or candidates: in the 2010 congressional races, super PACs spent over $60 million
More example sentences
  • Tonight, I await the FEC's decision on my super PAC.
  • The Democratic super PAC Priorities USA launched a television advert today in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina and Virginia (states thought to be competitive in the next election).
  • There's actually an interesting hook in it, too, which is that a number of media commentators also run PACs, arguably, super PACs.


1980s (in the broader sense 'a political action committee that is subject to less stringent restrictions on certain types of fundraising and expenditure'): from super- + PAC1.

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