Whig Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"Whig" in British English

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Whignoun [C]

uk   us   /wɪɡ/
a ​member of a British ​politicalparty in the 17th, 18th, and 19th ​centuries that ​supportedpolitical and ​socialchange
(Definition of Whig from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​believed Congress should have more ​power than the ​president and that ​supportedbusiness and ​economic development. 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.
(Definition of Whig from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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