Definitions for tammany hallˈtæm ə ni
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Tam′ma•ny Hall′ˈtæm ə ni(n.)
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.
Origin of Tammany Hall:
after Tammany, 17th-cent. Delaware Indian chief, facetiously canonized as patron saint of America, c1770
Tammany Hall, Tammany Society, Tammany(noun)
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
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