Definition of Tory

Definition of Tory
  1. Tory Noun A member or supporter of the British Conservative Party, which evolved from Royalist politicians; associated with upholding the rights of the monarchy and the privileges of the established Church.
  2. Tory Noun One who is like a British Tory; someone politically conservative.
  3. Tory Noun A member or supporter of the Conservative Party of Canada or one of that party's predecessors.
  4. Tory Noun A pejorative nickname given to the political factions who sought to exclude James, Duke of York from the throne of England (the Exclusioners) in the 17th century.
  5. Tory Noun A pejorative term for an Irish rebel fighting against English rule at the end of the Confederate War and Cromwellian invasion; later extended to other rebels or bandits.
  6. Tory Noun A loyal British citizen.
  7. Tory Noun A Union sympathizer.
  8. Tory Adjective Of or belonging to the Tory Party or the Conservative Party.
  9. Tory Adjective Of or belonging to the Conservative Party of Canada or one of that party's predecessors.
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