Caucus

Definition of Caucus

Cau´cus
n.1.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.
This day learned that the caucus club meets, at certain times, in the garret of Tom Dawes, the adjutant of the Boston regiment.
- John Adams's Diary [Feb. , 1763].
v. i.1.To hold, or meet in, a caucus or caucuses.
[imp. & p. p. Caucused ; p. pr. & vb. n. Caucusing.]

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