caucus


caucus
cau·cus /'kȯ-kəs/ n: a closed meeting of a group of persons belonging to the same political party or faction usu. to select candidates or to decide on policy
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Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

caucus
I noun assemblage, assemblee, assembly, attroupement, body of partisans, committee, conclave, concourse, conference, consultation, convention, convergence, convocation, council, council meeting, discussion, foregathering, gathering, ingathering, mass meeting, meet, meeting, meeting of political leaders, policy-fixing meeting, political confluence, pourparler, rally, session, subcommittee, summit, top-level meeting associated concepts: congressional caucas, legislative caucus II index assemblage, assembly, chamber (body), meeting (conference), panel (discussion group), party (political organization), session

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


caucus
1 n. A meeting of the leaders, members, or representatives of a political party to select the party's nominees or convention delegates, plan a campaign, or develop party policy or strategy.
2 n. An organized group of members of a legislative body who share a common interest and work together to further those interests through legislation.
3 n. Any group or meeting organized to advance a particular cause.
4 v. To meet in or hold a caucus.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • Caucus — [kɔkəs], Plural Caucuses, bezeichnet im Englischen eine Versammlung der Mitglieder und Anhänger einer Partei oder politischen Gruppierung. Der Ursprung des Namens ist strittig, indianische ( Stammesversammlung ) und lateinische Wurzeln werden… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Caucus — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda En los Estados Unidos se entiende por caucus (traducido como asamblea partidista ) el sistema de elegir delegados en varios estados de la unión (Iowa, Nevada, Wyoming, entre otros), la etapa primaria o preliminar en… …   Wikipedia Español

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  • Caucus — Cau cus, n. [Etymology uncertain. Mr. J. H. Trumbull finds the origin of caucus in the N. A. Indian word cawcawwassough or ca[ u] cau as u one who urges or pushes on, a promoter. See citation for an early use of the word caucus.] A meeting,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caucus — UK US /ˈkɔːkəs/ noun [C] ► POLITICS a group of people with influence or an interest in something who meet to consider a particular issue or problem: »He added that his caucus would fight to restore the governor s health care plan. ► MEETINGS in… …   Financial and business terms

  • caucus — ☆ caucus [kô′kəs ] n. [prob. after Caucus Club, 18th c. social and political club; ult. < MGr kaukos, drinking cup] 1. a) a private meeting of leaders or a committee of a political party or faction to decide on policy, pick candidates, etc.,… …   English World dictionary

  • Caucus —   [ kɔːkəs; amerikanisch, wohl aus dem Algonkin] der, / es, in den USA eine Versammlung politischer Gruppierungen, oft zur Nominierung von Kandidaten, so seit spätestens 1725 in Boston (Massachusetts). Dieses Verfahren der Kandidatenaufstellung… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Caucus — Cau cus, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Caucused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Caucusing}.] To hold, or meet in, a caucus or caucuses. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caucus — (spr. kaokös), bedeutet in Amerika und auch in England die Vereinigung politisch Gleichgesinnter, um sich über die Ausstellung von Kandidaten für die öffentlichen Ämter zu einigen und Parteiangelegenheiten zu erwägen, die einer spätern… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon


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