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  1. Tories(ProperNoun)

    The British Conservative Party

  2. Tories(ProperNoun)

    The Conservative Party of Canada or one of that party's predecessors.

  3. Tories(Noun)

    Plural form of Tory.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tories

    of Tory


  1. Tories

    The Tories were members of two political parties which existed, sequentially, in the Kingdom of England, the Kingdom of Great Britain and later the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from the 17th to the early 19th centuries. The first Tories emerged in 1678 in England, when they opposed the Whig-supported Exclusion Bill which set out to disinherit the heir presumptive James, Duke of York. This party ceased to exist as an organised political entity in the early 1760s, although it was used as a term of self-description by some political writers. A few decades later, a new Tory party would rise to establish a hold on government between 1783 and 1830, with William Pitt the Younger followed by Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool. The Earl of Liverpool was succeeded by fellow Tory Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, whose term included the Catholic Emancipation, which occurred mostly due to the election of Daniel O'Connell as a Catholic MP from Ireland. When the Whigs subsequently regained control, the Representation of the People Act 1832 removed the rotten boroughs, many of which were controlled by Tories.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Tories

    Originally, during the Restoration period, the nickname bestowed by the Protestants on their religious and political opponents. This was in derisive allusion to a band of outlaws that infested the bog districts of Ireland, the word toree being Gaelic for a robber.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Tories' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4745

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Tories' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3023

Anagrams for Tories »

  1. storie

  2. sortie

  3. triose

  4. sortie, storie, triose

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tories in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tories in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Tories in a Sentence

  1. Tom Mludzinski:

    Clearly the Tories have outdone expectations and Labour underperformed. we actually did a poll on the day of about 4,000 people, around 12-13 % had made up their mind in the last 24 hours.

  2. Tony Travers:

    It's more difficult for Labour to come out of this doing really well than the Tories given how low the expectations are.

  3. Karl Marx:

    The Tories in England had long imagined that they were enthusiastic about the monarchy, the church and beauties of the old English Constitution, until the day of danger wrung from them the confession that they are enthusiastic only about rent.

  4. Alex Salmond:

    The Tories (Conservatives) would have to go effectively straight for a vote of confidence ... and we'd be voting against, so if Labour joins us in that pledge, then that's Cameron locked out.

  5. Dan Vevers:

    It feels like it’s just about squabbling Tories, and the Tories aren’t a big deal in Scotland.

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