[hwig-iz-uh m, wig-]
- the principles or practices of Whigs.
Also Whig·ger·y [hwig-uh-ree, wig-] /ˈʰwɪg ə ri, ˈwɪg-/.
Origin of Whiggism
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Examples from the Web for whiggism
Warren was disposed to Whiggism, and thought the king's recovery doubtful.Beaux and Belles of England
It was, as I have said, in philosophy what Whiggism was in politics.The English Utilitarians, Volume I.
He might still call himself a Whig, and exult in the growth of Whiggism.Swift
Macaulay was not only a typical Whig, but the prophet of Whiggism to his generation.Hours in a Library
That cannot be said of a Whig; for Whiggism is a negation of all principle.'Life of Johnson