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Whignoun [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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