Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.


 (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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.


The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
If Senate Republicans elevate such a partisan player to a position requiring intelligence expertise & nonpartisanship, it'd be a big mistake."
He said priests could not solicit donations from political candidates or parties for church renovation or other projects that may compromise the nonpartisanship of the Church.
The investigation of Christine Blasey Ford's allegations of sexual assault, he later raved to the same committee, was "a calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election," as well as "revenge on behalf of the Clintons and millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups." Gone was any air or even pretense of nonpartisanship. Kavanaugh appealed exclusively, and successfully, to the Republican Party.
Through a survey of more than 500 military elites attending the United States Military Academy and National Defense University, this case study seeks to establish the nature and extent of political expression throughout social media and whether such expression is in keeping with the norm of nonpartisanship.
Independence and nonpartisanship are core Institute values that inform
Because of our nonpartisanship (and because of the Johnson Amendment prohibiting candidate endorsement), organizations should stay clear of anything that appears to be an endorsement through a polite decline.
President Trump exploits that vulnerability with his criticism of "fake news." He accuses them not merely of making it up, that is, of getting the facts wrong or concocting "facts" to fit their bias, but also of inventing the very standards by which to conceal and justify their abuses: the fake authority of "objectivity," nonpartisanship, and progress.
Of course, nonpartisanship shouldn't be a synonym for transcription, and one area many local news outlets have struggled is making its unbiased reporting appealing enough to stand out on social media against outlets that aren't afraid to express an opinion or potentially overstate the facts.
"I can report that all of the people at CBO are tasked with maintaining a culture of objectivity, impartiality and nonpartisanship," Hall writes in the letter.
"Nonpartisanship is a cornerstone principle that has strengthened the public's trust of the charitable community," asserted the letter.
Staff, interns, board members and volunteers at Vote Smart are sworn to nonpartisanship to provide unbiased information to voters.