Pronunciation: (kô'kus), [key]
—n., pl. -cus•es,
1. U.S. Politics.
a. a meeting of party leaders to select candidates, elect convention delegates, etc.
b. a meeting of party members within a legislative body to select leaders and determine strategy.
c. (often cap.) a faction within a legislative body that pursues its interests through the legislative process: the Women's Caucus; the Black Caucus.
2. any group or meeting organized to further a special interest or cause.
to hold or meet in a caucus.
to bring up or hold for discussion in a caucus: The subject was caucused. The group caucused the meeting.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.