Conservative Party

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Conservative Party

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (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. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Canada) short for Progressive Conservative Party
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in other countries) any of various political parties generally opposing change

Conserv′ative Par`ty


n.
a political party in Great Britain founded about 1832 as successor to the Tories.

Conservative Party

A British right-of-center political party that developed from the 1832 electoral reforms and is the heir to the Tory Party. It was originally pragmatic rather than ideological in motivation.
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Noun1.Conservative Party - a political party (especially in Great Britain or Australia) that believes in the importance of a capitalist economy with private ownership rather than state control
party, political party - an organization to gain political power; "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"
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Conservative Party

n (Brit) the Conservative Partyil partito conservatore