Definition of Tory

1. Noun. An American who favored the British side during the American Revolution.

Generic synonyms: American

2. Noun. A member of political party in Great Britain that has been known as the Conservative Party since 1832; was the opposition party to the Whigs.
Generic synonyms: Englishman

3. Noun. A supporter of traditional political and social institutions against the forces of reform; a political conservative.
Generic synonyms: Right-winger, Rightist

Definition of Tory

1. n. A member of the conservative party, as opposed to the progressive party which was formerly called the Whig, and is now called the Liberal, party; an earnest supporter of exsisting royal and ecclesiastical authority.

2. a. Of ro pertaining to the Tories.

Definition of Tory

1. Noun. (British) A member or supporter of the British Conservative Party, which evolved from Royalist politicians; associated with upholding the rights of the monarchy and the privileges of the established Church. ¹

2. Noun. (by extension) One who is like a British Tory; someone politically conservative. ¹

3. Noun. (Canada) A member or supporter of the Conservative Party of Canada or one of that party's predecessors. ¹

4. Noun. (historical) A pejorative nickname given to the political factions who sought to exclude James, Duke of York from the throne of England (the Exclusioners) in the 17th century. ¹

5. Noun. (obsolete except historical) A pejorative term for an Irish rebel fighting against English rule at the end of the Confederate War and Cromwellian invasion; later extended to other rebels or bandits. ¹

6. Noun. (US Historical American Revolution) A loyal British citizen. ¹

7. Noun. (US Historical American Civil War Confederate states) A Union sympathizer. ¹

8. Adjective. (British) Of or belonging to the Tory Party or the Conservative Party. ¹

9. Adjective. (Canada) Of or belonging to the Conservative Party of Canada or one of that party's predecessors. ¹

10. Noun. A political conservative supporting monarchy and traditional political and social institutions. ¹

11. Adjective. conservative, right-wing ¹

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Definition of Tory

1. a political conservative [n -RIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tory

Torrey pine
Torrey tree
Torreya californica
Torreya taxifolia
Torricellian barometer
Torrid Zone
Torsten Sjogren's syndrome
Torx head
Tory (current term)
Tosk dialect
Totten trust

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