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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: Probably from an Algonquian language

caucus

noun
     
Related topics: Politics
cau‧cus [countable]
1PP a meeting of the members of a political party to choose people to represent them in a larger meeting, election etc
2 American English an organized group of people who have similar aims or interests, especially political ones:
the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus

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