caucus

Part of speech: noun

A private or preliminary meeting of members of a political party to select candidates or to concert measures.

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Usage examples "caucus":

  1. Madison had been the unanimous choice of the congressional caucus held in May; but only eighty- three out of one hundred and thirty- three Republicans had attended, and the discontent of New York Republicans was well known. - "Union and Democracy", Allen Johnson.
  2. The meeting was, in fact, what we should call a caucus, rather than a general gathering. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.
  3. Ricky still meant to bring it up at caucus, and Tom still had to know what his own response would be. - "The Way of Decision", M. C. Pease.