From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Thu Aug 10 2000 - 22:32:37 MDT

Webster's on line says:

              Main Entry: To·ry
              Pronunciation: 'tOr-E, 'tor-
              Function: noun
              Inflected Form(s): plural Tories
              Etymology: Irish tóraidhe outlaw, robber,
              from Middle Irish tóir pursuit
              Date: 1646
              3 a : a member or supporter of a major
              British political group of the 18th and early
              19th centuries favoring at first the Stuarts
              and later royal authority and the
              established church and seeking to preserve
              the traditional political structure and
              defeat parliamentary reform -- compare
              WHIG b : CONSERVATIVE 1b
              5 often not capitalized : an extreme
              conservative especially in political and
              economic principles
              - Tory adjective

Damien Broderick

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