Toryism

Toryism

[tawr-ee-iz-uhm, tohr-]
noun
1.
the act or fact of being a Tory.
2.
the principles, beliefs, and practices of Tories.

Origin:
Tory + -ism

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Tory (ˈtɔːrɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
1.  a member or supporter of the Conservative Party in Great Britain or Canada
2.  a member of the English political party that opposed the exclusion of James, Duke of York from the royal succession (1679--80). Tory remained the label for subsequent major conservative interests until they gave birth to the Conservative Party in the 1830s
3.  Compare Whig an American supporter of the British cause; loyalist
4.  (sometimes not capital) an ultraconservative or reactionary
5.  (in the 17th century) an Irish Roman Catholic, esp an outlaw who preyed upon English settlers
 
adj
6.  of, characteristic of, or relating to Tories
7.  (sometimes not capital) ultraconservative or reactionary
 
[C17: from Irish tōraidhe outlaw, from Middle Irish tōir pursuit]
 
'Toryish
 
adj
 
'Toryism
 
n

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