Labour Party


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Labour Party

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a British political party, formed in 1900 as an amalgam of various trade unions and socialist groups, generally supporting the interests of organized labour and advocating democratic socialism and social equality
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any similar party in any of various other countries

La′bour Par`ty


n.
a political party in Great Britain, formed in 1900 and characterized by the promotion of labor interests, nationalization, and social reforms.

Labour Party

A British left-of-center political party evolving from the 1893 socialist Independent Labour Party and incorporating trade unions and socialist organizations.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Labour Party - a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900Labour Party - a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and formerly the socialization of key industries
labor party, labour party - a left-of-center political party formed to represent the interest of ordinary working people
Labourite - a member of the British Labour Party
2.labour party - a left-of-center political party formed to represent the interest of ordinary working people
party, political party - an organization to gain political power; "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"
Australian Labor Party - the oldest political party in Australia, founded in 1891; the party is moderately liberal
British Labour Party, Labour Party, Labour, Labor - a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and formerly the socialization of key industries
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Labour Party

n (Brit) → Labour Party f
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