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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 ​politicalparty in the ​UnitedStates in the early 19th ​century that ​believedCongress should have more ​power than the ​president and that ​supportedbusiness and ​economicdevelopment.
world history A Whig is also a ​member of a ​politicalparty in Britain from the 17th to the 19th ​century which ​wanted to ​limit the ​power of the ​king and ​queen.
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