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Dictionary Meaning Of Whig



One of a political party which grew up in England in the
seventeenth century, in the reigns of Charles I. and II., when great
contests existed respecting the royal prerogatives and the rights of
the people. Those who supported the king in his high claims were called
Tories, and the advocates of popular rights, of parliamentary power
over the crown, and of toleration to Dissenters, were, after 1679,
called Whigs. The terms Liberal and Radical have now generally
superseded Whig in English politics. See the note under Tory.





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