party whip

party whip
Within a legislative body, a member appointed by a political party and given the authority to ensure that all members of that party participate in voting and vote strictly as directed by the party in all votes where adherence to a party line is required.
See Also: whipped vote

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  • Party Whip (Canada) — In Canada the Party Whip is the member of a political party in the Canadian House of Commons, the Canadian Senate or a provincial legislature charged with ensuring party discipline among members of the caucus. The whip is also responsible for… …   Wikipedia

  • party whip — noun a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline • Syn: ↑whip • Hypernyms: ↑legislator * * * Politics. whip (def. 24). [1875 80, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • party whip — Politics. whip (def. 24). [1875 80, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • party whip — representative in Parliament whose role is to urge members to participate in votes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • whip — [hwip, wip] vt. whipped or whipt, whipping [ME whippen < MDu wippen, to swing, move up and down < IE * weib , to turn, swing: see VIBRATE] 1. to move, pull, jerk, snatch, throw, etc. suddenly: usually with out, off, up, etc. [to whip out a… …   English World dictionary

  • Whip (politics) — A whip is an official in a political party whose primary purpose is to ensure party discipline in a legislature. Whips are a party s enforcers , who typically offer inducements and threaten punishments for party members to ensure that they vote… …   Wikipedia

  • whip — I n. lash used for whipping 1) to crack, snap a whip dessert made by whipping 2) a prune whip member of a political party who enforces party discipline 3) a majority; minority; party whip II v. 1) (d; tr.) ( to beat ) to whip into (to whip eggs… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • whip — [c]/wɪp / (say wip) verb (whipped or, Rare, whipt, whipping) –verb (t) 1. to strike with quick, repeated strokes of something slender and flexible; lash. 2. to beat with a whip or the like, especially by way of punishment or chastisement; flog;… …  

  • whip — I. verb (whipped; whipping) Etymology: Middle English wippen, whippen; akin to Middle Dutch wippen to move up and down, sway, Old English wīpian to wipe Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to take, pull, snatch, jerk, or otherwise move very… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Party-line vote — A party line vote in a deliberative assembly (such as a constituent assembly, parliament, or legislature) is a vote in which every member of a political party votes the same way (usually in opposition to other political parties with members of… …   Wikipedia

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