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 (nŏn-pär′tĭ-zən, -sən)
Based on, influenced by, affiliated with, or supporting the interests or policies of no single political party: a nonpartisan commission; nonpartisan opinions.

non·par′ti·san n.
non·par′ti·san·ship′ n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nonpartisanship - an inclination to weigh both views or opinions equally
inclination, tendency, disposition - an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others; "he had an inclination to give up too easily"; "a tendency to be too strict"
disinterestedness - freedom from bias or from selfish motives
candor, fair-mindedness, fairness, candour - ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty


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The Army's unofficial promise of nonpartisanship is upset when it is perceived to favor one community over another.
a return to a studied nonpartisanship combined with a type of public advocacy that relies on witness more than lawsuits.
United States, "[t]he legitimacy of the Judicial Branch ultimately depends upon its reputation for impartiality and nonpartisanship.
McCarthy and his bureau were committed to nonpartisanship from the start.
Finally, Sharp points to the newness of the republic and the popular appeal of nonpartisanship as evidence in support of a genuine fear that union actually hung in the balance in 1800.
The tradition of nonpartisanship is alive and well in America's military.
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It's not because we have some naive concept of nonpartisanship.