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Conservative party

noun
1.
a political party in Great Britain founded about 1832 as successor to the Tory party and characterized by moderate progressivism.
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  • There was no Conservative party, nor a Liberal party for that matter.

    Blood and Iron John Hubert Greusel
  • He and his like were a valuable asset to the Conservative party.

    The Red Hand of Ulster George A. Birmingham
  • In a revolution of 1891 Egan sided with the Conservative party that lost.

    The New Nation Frederic L. Paxson
  • The Conservative party had with difficulty survived the last election.

    The Canadian Dominion Oscar D. Skelton
  • All is not as well as it should be with the Conservative party.

British Dictionary definitions for Conservative party

Conservative Party

noun
1.
(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.
(in Canada) short for Progressive Conservative Party
3.
(in other countries) any of various political parties generally opposing change
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