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[pahr-nel, pahr-nl] /pɑrˈnɛl, ˈpɑr nl/
Charles Stewart, 1846–91, Irish political leader.
Related forms
Parnellism, noun
Parnellite, noun Unabridged
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  • The parnellite, it has been said, is essentially an Opportunist.

    About Ireland E. Lynn Linton
  • Clamour from parnellite section anxious for preservation of decency of debate.

  • He identified himself with the parnellite movement, and entered Parliament for Tipperary in 1880.

  • A distinguished public man has been called to office by the parnellite vote.

  • But collision between Government and the parnellite party was already beginning.

  • Mr. Redmond—the parnellite leader—happens to be for a few moments out of the House.

  • parnellite spies are everywhere and know everything, and woe to the helpless man who dares to have a mind of his own.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • Its parnellite members have from time to time comprised the pick of the Nationalist agitators.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • This was in view of the parnellite rebellion against priestly dictation.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • After some search I found a fine young parnellite, who roundly denounced the clergy of his own faith as enemies of their country.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
British Dictionary definitions for parnellite


/ˈpɑːnəl; pɑːˈnɛl/
Charles Stewart. 1846–91, Irish nationalist, who led the Irish Home Rule movement in Parliament (1880–90) with a calculated policy of obstruction. Although Gladstone was converted to Home Rule (1886), Parnell's career was ruined by the scandal over his adultery with Mrs O'Shea
Derived Forms
Parnellism, noun
Parnellite, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for parnellite



in Irish history, 1881, adherent of the Irish Home Rule policy of Charles Stewart Parnell (1846-1891) + -ite (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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