IP, noun

Initial letters of Independent Party, a short-lived party formed in 1988 by breakaway members of the National Party.
Note:
One of three groups which merged in 1989 to form the Democratic Party (see note at DP noun2).
1988 E. Prov. Herald 15 Apr. 8If the new Independent Party thinks it can persuade the Government to allow the SABC to adopt an ‘apolitical’ line..it clearly has a lot to learn. But full marks to the IP for trying anyway.
1989 D. Worrall in Progress (P.F.P.) Mar. 2The I.P.’s ability to cut into the National Party’s base is clearly necessary if we are going for power — which we certainly are.
Initial letters of Independent Party, a short-lived party formed in 1988 by breakaway members of the National Party.

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