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Of, relating to, or involving more than two political parties.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of or relating to a state, political system, etc, in which more than one political party is permitted: multiparty democracy.
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(ˌmʌl tiˈpɑr ti, ˌmʌl taɪ-)

of, pertaining to, or involving three or more political parties: a multiparty senatorial campaign.
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