Meaning of party line
Pronunciation: (pär'tē līn' for 1, 2 pär'tē līn&sec for 3, 4), [key]
- the authorized, prescribed policies and practices of a group, esp. of the Communist party, usually followed by the members without deviation; official philosophy or credo.
- the guiding policy, tenets, or practices of a political party: The judge was chosen on party lines.
- a telephone line connecting the telephones of a number of subscribers by one circuit to a central office, used in some rural areas.
- the boundary line separating adjoining properties.
- party line (Thesaurus)