[pahr-nel, pahr-nl]


Charles Stewart,1846–91, Irish political leader.

Related formsPar·nell·ism, nounPar·nell·ite, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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 FormsParnellism, nounParnellite, 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).

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