Associations to the word «Tory»
TORY, noun. (British) A member or supporter of the Conservative Party, which evolved from Royalist politicians; historically associated with upholding the rights of the monarchy and the privileges of the established Church.
TORY, noun. (by extension) One who is like a British Tory; someone politically conservative.
TORY, noun. (Canada) A member or supporter of the Conservative Party of Canada, one of that party's predecessors, or an affiliated provincial political party.
TORY, noun. (historical) (pejorative) A member of the political factions that sought to exclude James, Duke of York from the throne of England (the Exclusioners) in the 17th century.
TORY, noun. (now) (historical) (pejorative) An Irish rebel fighting against English rule at the end of the Confederate War and Cromwellian invasion; later extended to other rebels or bandits.
TORY, noun. (US) (historical) (American Revolution) A loyal British citizen.
TORY, noun. (US) (historical) (American Civil War) (Confederate states) A Union sympathizer.
TORY, adjective. (British) Of or belonging to the Tory Party or the Conservative Party.
TORY, adjective. (Canada) Of or belonging to the Conservative Party of Canada, one of that party's predecessors, or an affiliated provincial political party.
TORY, noun. Alternative letter-case form of Tory
TORY, adjective. Alternative letter-case form of Tory
TORY, noun. An American who favored the British side during the American Revolution.
TORY, noun. A member of political party in Great Britain that has been known as the Conservative Party since 1832; was the opposition party to the Whigs.
TORY, noun. A supporter of traditional political and social institutions against the forces of reform; a political conservative.
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