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Conservative

adjective uk   /kənˈsɜː.və.tɪv/ us    /-ˈsɝː.və.t̬ɪv/ (also Tory)
belonging to or supporting the British political party that traditionally supports business and opposes high taxes and government involvement in industry: the Conservative Party Conservative policies a Conservative MP/government Did you vote Conservative at the last election?
Conservative
noun [C] uk   (also Tory) us  
She's a staunch (= very loyal) Conservative.
Conservatism
noun [U] uk   /-tɪ.zəm/ us  
Conservative actions and beliefs
(Definition of Conservative adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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