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"caucus" in British English

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caucusnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɔː.kəs/  us   /ˈkɑː-/
(a ​meeting of) a ​smallgroup of ​people in a ​politicalparty or ​organization who have a lot of ​influence, or who have ​similarinterests in the US, a ​meetingheld to ​decide which ​candidate a ​politicalgroup will ​support in an ​election
(Definition of caucus from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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caucusnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɔ·kəs/
politics & government a ​meeting of the ​people who ​run a ​politicalparty to ​planactivities and to ​decide which ​people the ​party will ​support in an ​election politics & government A caucus is also a ​group of ​people within a ​largerorganization, esp. ​Congress, who have ​similarinterests: the Congressional ​Black Caucus
(Definition of caucus from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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caucusnoun [C]

uk   us   /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 ​healthcareplan.
MEETINGS in the US, a ​meetingheld to decide which ​person a ​politicalparty will ​support in an ​election: party/Democratic/Republican caucus The ​amendment would have ​eliminated the ​party caucus ​system for choosing ​candidates.
(Definition of caucus from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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