What is a Super PAC? Merriam-Webster now defines it

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It’s official: Super PACs officially exist — in the subscription-only online unabridged Merriam-Webster dictionary.

Associate Editor Kory Stamper told the Center for Public Integrity that it soon will be included in the free version.

And in case you are wondering, here’s the official definition.

Super PAC, noun: a type of political action committee that is legally permitted to raise and spend larger amounts of money than the amounts allowed for a conventional PAC; specifically: an independent PAC that can accept unlimited contributions from individuals and organizations (such as corporations and labor unions) and spend unlimited amounts in support of a candidate but that cannot directly contribute money to or work directly in concert with the candidate it is supporting

Super PACs raised more than $828 million during the 2012 election cycle.

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