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.
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She remained to the last, in other words, a representative of the kind of "moderate" Toryism whose voice has been increasingly drowned out, in recent months, by the shrill demands of far-right no-dealers.
Britain should reject the pragmatic and expedient standards of Toryism, to be recognized by the USA and across the world for principles for a united, peaceful future.
Above all, the result shows that even in leave-voting seats there is no appetite for the PM's type of Toryism and a no-deal Brexit.
It's clear that Corbyn is acting as a roadblock to those who wish to successfully oppose Brexit and the recklessness that is right-wing Toryism.
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The NHS's difficulties are not due she argues to the immense funding cuts Toryism has imposed upon an unique public service.
"He has shown us again what a real alternative to Toryism looks like and what it can achieve.