Tory

noun (plural Tories)
1》 a member or supporter of the British Conservative Party.
2》 a member of the English political party opposing the exclusion of James II from the succession and, later, of the British parliamentary party supporting the established religious and political order until the emergence of the Conservative Party in the 1830s.
3》 US a colonist who supported the British side during the War of American Independence.
Derivatives
Toryism noun
Word History
Tory is probably derived from the Irish word toraidhe 'outlaw, highwayman', and was originally used of Irish peasants dispossessed by English settlers and living as robbers. It was extended to marauders in the Scottish Highlands, and then adopted in about 1679 as an abusive nickname for supporters of the future James II. After James's deposition Tory lost its negative connotations and was applied to members of the English, later British, parliamentary party which supported the established religious and political order and opposed the Whigs. This party became the Conservative Party in the 1830s.

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  • tory — TÓRY s.m. Nume dat în trecut membrilor Partidului conservator englez. – cuv. engl. Trimis de LauraGellner, 28.06.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  tóry s. m. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  TÓRY s.m. invar. ( …   Dicționar Român

  • tory — Voz inglesa con la que se designa popularmente al Partido Conservador de Gran Bretaña. En español se usa como adjetivo (‘del partido conservador de Gran Bretaña’): «Según las estadísticas, cada tres meses muere un diputado “tory”» (Mundo [Esp.]… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

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  • Tory — (n.) 1566, an outlaw, specifically a robber, from Ir. toruighe plunderer, originally pursuer, searcher, from O.Ir. toirighim I pursue, related to toracht pursuit. About 1646, it emerged as a derogatory term for Irish Catholics dispossessed of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Tory — To ry, n.; pl. {Tories}. [ Properly used of the Irish bogtrotters who robbed and plundered during the English civil wars, professing to be in sympathy with the royal cause; hence transferred to those who sought to maintain the extreme… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tory — [tôr′ē] n. pl. Tories [Ir tōruidhe, robber, pursuer < tōir, to pursue; akin to Gael tōir, pursuit] 1. [sometimes t ] a) in the 17th cent., any of the dispossessed Irish who became outlaws, killed English settlers and soldiers, and lived by… …   English World dictionary

  • Tory — To ry, a. Of or pertaining to the Tories. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tory — es el nombre con el que se denomina a quien pertenece o apoya al Partido Conservador inglés. En un principio, tenía connotaciones despectivas ya que procede de la palabra irlandesa thairide o tóraighe que significaba bandolero, asaltador de… …   Wikipedia Español

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