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Conservative

adjective     /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?Politics Conservative     noun [C] (also Tory) She's a staunch (= very loyal) Conservative.Politics Conservatism     /-tɪ.zəm/ noun [U] Conservative actions and beliefsPolitics
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