"Caucus" means:

  1. A meeting of the local members of a political party especially to select delegates to a convention or register preferences for candidates running for office.
  2. A closed meeting of party members within a legislative body to decide on questions of policy or leadership.
  3. A group within a legislative or decision-making body seeking to represent a specific interest or influence a particular area of policy: a minority caucus.
  4. (British) A committee within a political party charged with determining policy.
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