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Whig

noun [C] /hwɪɡ, wɪɡ/
US history an American during the Revolutionary War who wanted independence from Britain US history A Whig is also a member of a political party in the United States in the early 19th century that believed Congress should have more power than the president and that supported business and economic development. world history A Whig is also a member of a political party in Britain from the 17th to the 19th century which wanted to limit the power of the king and queen.
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