- A number of persons united in opinion and organized in the manner usual to the then existing political parties. State ex rel. Howells v Metcalf, 18 SD 393, 100 NW 923. An unincorporated association of persons sponsoring certain ideas of government or maintaining certain political principles or beliefs respecting governmental policy, formed for the purpose of urging the adoption and execution of such principles in governmental affairs through officers of like beliefs. 25 Am Rd Elect § 116. An organization which has polled a sufficiently large number of votes at the preceding general or municipal election to entitle it to nominate all its candidates for office and to elect all its party officers at primaries, under the provisions of the election law. Brown v Finnegan, 389 Pa 609, 133 A2d 809.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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