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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
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a political party in Great Britain founded about 1832 as successor to the Tories.
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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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|Noun||1.||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|
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