Toryism


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To·ry

 (tôr′ē)
n. pl. To·ries
1.
a. A member of a British political party, founded in 1689, that was the opposition party to the Whigs and has been known as the Conservative Party since about 1832.
b. A member of a Conservative party, as in Canada.
2. An American who, during the period of the American Revolution, favored the British side. Also called Loyalist.
3. often tory A supporter of traditional political and social institutions against the forces of democratization or reform; a political conservative.

[Irish Gaelic tóraidhe, robber, from Old Irish tóir, pursuit; see ret- in Indo-European roots.]

To′ry adj.
To′ry·ism n.

Toryism

1. a support of the British cause during the American Revolution.
2. an advocacy of conservative principles opposed to reform and radicalism.
3. the actions of dispossessed Irishmen in the 17th century who were declared outlaws and noted for their outrages and cruelty.
4. the principles of a conservative British party in power until 1832. — Tory, n., adj., — Toryish, adj.
See also: Politics
Translations

Toryism

[ˈtɔːrɪɪzəm] N (Brit) → conservatismo m, conservadurismo m

Toryism

n (Brit Pol) → Konservativismus m
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In Shelley's case this general tendency was strengthened by reaction against the benighted Toryism of his father and by most of the experiences of his life from the very outset.
Moreover, his School Toryism was still strong, and he looked still with some jealousy on the Doctor, as somewhat of a fanatic in the matter of change, and thought it very desirable for the School that he should have some wise person (such as himself) to look sharply after vested School-rights, and see that nothing was done to the injury of the republic without due protest.
Brott," he remarked, "a Cabinet Minister of marked Radical proclivities, has lately been a frequent visitor at Dorset House, which is the very home of the old aristocratic Toryism.
The person we choose must have absolute dedication, deep understanding of the pressures confronting women and men in every community, the strength to communicate our priorities clearly and compellingly to every part of our society and our country, and the determination to develop the convincing Labour case and defeat Toryism.
This isn't even liberal Toryism, it's nanny state leftism.
and as] a part of the gathering forces of Toryism that would emerge as the Conservative party a generation later" (30).
It has been said that greed maKes people stupid and that appears to be part of the insensitivity of Toryism.
With no presence in the devolved assemblies (outside a lone defector in the Northern Ireland Assembly) and a party programme built around nostalgic south-of-England Toryism it is hard to see how it will be able to appeal to a broader range of voters than those who formed the core of Tory support during the post-1997 wilderness years.
Under his watch, Scottish Nationalism - once a form of Tartan Toryism - has been recast as a voice for social justice.
I once told Chris Frayling, now justice secretary but formerly shadow home secretary and minister for Merseyside, that if extinct Toryism was ever again to surface in Liverpool, it must do so without a single mention of Margaret Thatcher.
Mrs T's new creed of conviction Toryism saw off the NUM's Arthur Scargill in the defining strike of the last 30 years, and the old-style union barons were left licking their wounds.
IF you are to believe the Prime Minister then one nation Toryism is alive and well.