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Conservative party

noun
1.
a political party in Great Britain founded about 1832 as successor to the Tory party and characterized by moderate progressivism.
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  • Lancashire, which is usually in the van of the Conservative party in Great Britain, was quick to detect the change.

    Lord Randolph Churchill Winston Spencer Churchill
  • There was no Conservative party, nor a Liberal party for that matter.

    Blood and Iron John Hubert Greusel
  • Born and bred, he wrote in 1891, in the Conservative party, I could never join the ranks of their opponents.

    Lord Randolph Churchill Winston Spencer Churchill
  • The Conservative party had with difficulty survived the last election.

    The Canadian Dominion Oscar D. Skelton
  • In 1882 a plot was formed by the Min faction, the active element in the Conservative party, to drive the Japanese out of Seoul.

British Dictionary definitions for Conservative party

Conservative Party

noun
1.
(in Britain) the major right-wing party, which developed from the Tories in the 1830s. It advocates a mixed economy, and encourages property owning and free enterprise In full Conservative and Unionist Party
2.
(in Canada) short for Progressive Conservative Party
3.
(in other countries) any of various political parties generally opposing change
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