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Whiggism

[hwig-iz-uh m, wig-] /ˈʰwɪg ɪz əm, ˈwɪg-/
noun
1.
the principles or practices of Whigs.
Also, Whiggery
[hwig-uh-ree, wig-] /ˈʰwɪg ə ri, ˈwɪg-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of Whiggism
1660-1670
First recorded in 1660-70; Whig + -ism
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