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bipartisan

Line breaks: bi|par¦ti¦san
Pronunciation: /ˌbʌɪpɑːtɪˈzan
 
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Definition of bipartisan in English:

adjective

Of or involving the agreement or cooperation of two political parties that usually oppose each other’s policies: the reforms received considerable bipartisan approval
More example sentences
  • In domestic, as well as foreign policy, there is bipartisan agreement between the major parties.
  • Yet the House has just approved it, on a virtual party line vote, ending the recent spirit of bipartisan cooperation in Congress.
  • This legislation underscores the bipartisan agreement between Labor and the government.

Derivatives

bipartisanship

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noun
Example sentences
  • The Texas Legislature has traditionally been defined by a spirit of bipartisanship and cooperation.
  • In 1986, Congress, in an unusual display of bipartisanship, passed a tax bill that reduced loopholes and lowered marginal tax rates.
  • That's the kind of bipartisanship I like to see, James.

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