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caucus

noun [C]     /ˈkɔːkəs/
POLITICS a group of people with influence or an interest in something who meet to consider a particular issue or problem: He added that his caucus would fight to restore the governor's health care plan.
MEETINGS in the US, a meeting held to decide which person a political party will support in an election: party/Democratic/Republican caucus The amendment would have eliminated the party caucus system for choosing candidates.
(Definition of caucus noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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