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super PAC

Syllabification: su·per PAC

Definition of super PAC in English:

noun

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
  • This is the first presidential campaign in the post-Citizens United world of billionaires and Super PACs and that may be the reason things go differently this time.
  • Despite limited policy action on super PACs, these new entities are quickly occupying a major place in federal elections.
  • There are currently seven Super PACs supporting his bid.

Origin

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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