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party

1. 
a. a group of people organized together to further a common political aim, such as the election of its candidates to public office
b. (as modifier): party politics
2. the practice of taking sides on public issues
3. the person or persons taking part in legal proceedings, such as plaintiff or prosecutor

party

see POLITICAL PARTY.

What does it mean when you dream about a party?

A dream about a party can be a straightforward representation of social pleasure. If we are the primary guest (e.g., at a birthday party), then it could be reflecting either our experience of receiving recognition or our desire for recognition. The dream might also be drawing on any number of different idiomatic connotations, such as the “life of the party,” a “party pooper,” or “the party if over.”

References in classic literature ?
On the first day of January, 1778, I went with a party of thirty men to the Blue Licks, on Licking River, to make salt for the different garrisons in the country.
On the seventh day of February, as I was hunting, to procure meat for the company, I met with a party of one hundred and two Indians, and two Frenchmen, on their march against Boonsborough, that place being particularly the object of the enemy.
The whole party were assembled, excepting Frank Churchill, who was expected every moment from Richmond; and Mrs.
Thus they remained while the marshals of the field surveyed their ranks with the utmost exactness, lest either party had more or fewer than the appointed number.
A common passion or interest will, in almost every case, be felt by a majority of the whole; a communication and concert result from the form of government itself; and there is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party or an obnoxious individual.
At the same instant his ear caught a sort of indistinct sound on the stairs, followed by the measured tread of soldiery, with the clanking of swords and military accoutrements; then came a hum and buzz as of many voices, so as to deaden even the noisy mirth of the bridal party, among whom a vague feeling of curiosity and apprehension quelled every disposition to talk, and almost instantaneously the most deathlike stillness prevailed.
He hoped, he added, as his party were all on horseback, to reach the river, with hard travelling, by nightfall: but he doubted the possibility of Captain Bonneville's arrival there with his wagons before the day following.
Colter, with the hardihood of a regular trapper, had cast himself loose from the party of Lewis and Clarke in the very heart of the wilderness, and had remained to trap beaver alone on the head waters of the Missouri.
Pierre disturbed the symmetry by moving a chair for himself, and Berg and Vera immediately began their evening party, interrupting each other in their efforts to entertain their guest.
The farther up this river we have come the greater our assurance that we were on the right trail, for scarcely a native we interrogated but had seen or heard of some of your party.
But," urged the Party Manager, "an election is a thing to be desired.
He was listening at that moment to Sviazhsky and Hliustov, the marshal of another district, who belonged to their party.