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"Tory" in British English

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Torynoun [C]

uk   /ˈtɔː.ri/  us   /ˈtɔːr.i/
a ​member of the British ​Conservative Party: The Tories (= the Tory ​party) have ​dropped in the ​opinionpollratings. US a ​member of the ​mainconservativepoliticalparty in Canada US (during the American War of Independence) a ​person who ​supported the British ​government

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Tory
adjective
Tory ​voters
Toryism
noun [U] uk   us   /-ɪ.zəm/
(Definition of Tory from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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Torynoun [C]

 us   /ˈtɔr·i, toʊr·i/
politics & government a ​member of the ​mainconservativepoliticalparty in Canada politics & government A Tory is also a ​member of the ​mainconservativepoliticalparty in ​Great Britain. US history During the American ​Revolution, a Tory was a ​person who ​supported the British ​government: ​Loyalist
(Definition of Tory from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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