Tory

[ tawr-ee, tohr-ee ]
/ ˈtɔr i, ˈtoʊr i /

noun, plural To·ries, for 1–5.

adjective

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Origin of Tory

1640–50; < Irish *tóraighe outlaw, bandit, derivative of tóir chase, pursuit

Definition for tory (2 of 3)

-tory1

a suffix occurring in loanwords from Latin, originally adjectival derivatives of agent nouns ending in -tor (predatory); also forming adjectival derivatives directly from verbs (obligatory; transitory).

Origin of -tory

1
< Latin -tōrius, equivalent to -tōr- -tor + -ius adj. suffix

Definition for tory (3 of 3)

-tory2

a suffix occurring in loanwords from Latin, usually derivatives from agent nouns ending in -tor or directly from verbs, denoting a place or object appropriate for the activity of the verb: dormitory; repository.

Origin of -tory

2
< Latin -tōrium, noun use of neuter of -tōrius -tory1
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British Dictionary definitions for tory

Tory
/ (ˈtɔːrɪ) /

noun plural -ries

adjective

of, characteristic of, or relating to Tories
(sometimes not capital) ultraconservative or reactionary

Derived forms of Tory

Toryish, adjectiveToryism, noun

Word Origin for Tory

C17: from Irish tōraidhe outlaw, from Middle Irish tōir pursuit
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