What does caucus mean?

Definitions for caucus
ˈkɔ kəscau·cus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. caucus(verb)

    a closed political meeting

  2. caucus(verb)

    meet to select a candidate or promote a policy

Wiktionary

  1. caucus(Noun)

    A meeting, especially a preliminary meeting, of persons belonging to a party, to nominate candidates for public office, or to select delegates to a nominating convention, or to confer regarding measures of party policy; a political primary meeting.

  2. caucus(Noun)

    A grouping of all the members of a legislature from the same party.

  3. caucus(Verb)

    To meet and participate in caucus.

  4. Origin: One possibility is caucauasu

Webster Dictionary

  1. Caucus(noun)

    a meeting, especially a preliminary meeting, of persons belonging to a party, to nominate candidates for public office, or to select delegates to a nominating convention, or to confer regarding measures of party policy; a political primary meeting

  2. Caucus(verb)

    to hold, or meet in, a caucus or caucuses

  3. Origin: [Etymology uncertain. Mr. J. H. Trumbull finds the origin of caucus in the N. A. Indian word cawcawwassough or ca cau-as'u one who urges or pushes on, a promoter. See citation for an early use of the word caucus.]

Freebase

  1. Caucus

    A caucus is a meeting of supporters or members of a specific political party or movement, especially in the United States. As the use of the term has been expanded, the exact definition has come to vary among political cultures.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Caucus

    kaw′kus, n. a private meeting of political wire-pullers to agree upon candidates to be proposed for an ensuing election, or to fix the business to be laid before a general meeting of their party: applied loosely to any influential committee in a constituency. [Ety. dub.; perh. John Smith's Algonkin word Caw-cawaassough, an adviser; perh. a corr. of 'caulkers' meetings.']

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Caucus

    a preliminary private meeting to arrange and agree on some measure or course to propose at a general meeting of a political party.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Caucus

    From the Caulkers of Boston, U.S., who shortly before the Revolution came into open conflict with the British soldiery. Meetings were held in the calk houses, and a Caulkers’ Club was formed. Since that time a political meeting of American citizens has been styled a Caucus.

How to pronounce caucus?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say caucus in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of caucus in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of caucus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of caucus in a Sentence

  1. Jim Jordan:

    Freedom Caucus has to change.

  2. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi:

    We have serious unease in our caucus.

  3. Mark Meadows:

    House Freedom Caucus is not accurate.

  4. Karen Fesler:

    We've met each other, it's a long ways to the caucus.

  5. Jorge Neri:

    We are going into the caucus with a really serious list.

Images & Illustrations of caucus

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