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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 puzzle therefore is why the Supreme Court in Vieth diverged from this overarching norm for legislative redistricting where the need for government nonpartisanship is most acute and so rarely met.
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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.