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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) politics US the central organization of the Democratic Party in New York county. Originally founded as a benevolent society (Tammany Society) in 1789, Tammany Hall was notorious for the corruption in city and state politics that it fostered in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Also called: Tammany
Tam′ma•ny Hall′(ˈtæm ə ni)
a Democratic political organization in New York City, founded in 1789 as a fraternal society (Tam′many Soci`ety) and associated with corruption and abuse of power. Also called Tam′ma•ny.
[after Tammany, 17th-century Delaware Indian chief, facetiously canonized as patron saint of America, c1770]
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|Noun||1.||Tammany Hall - a political organization within the Democratic Party in New York City (late 1800's and early 1900's) seeking political control by corruption and bossism|
Democratic Party - the older of two major political parties in the United States