Tory
\ \ [17] The term tory originally denoted an Irish guerrilla, one of a group of Irishmen who in the 1640s were thrown off their property by the British and took to a life of harrying and plundering the British occupiers (it is an anglicization of Irish *tóraighepursuer’, which was derived from tóirpursue’). In the 1670s it was applied as a term of abuse to Irish Catholic royalists, and then more generally to supporters of the Catholic James II, and after 1689 it came to be used for the members of the British political party that had at first opposed the removal of James and his replacement with the Protestant William and Mary.

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  • tory — [ tɔri ] n. m. • 1704; mot angl. ♦ Membre du parti conservateur en Grande Bretagne. Les torys ou les tories. Adj. Le parti tory. N. m. TORYSME . ● tory adjectif Parti tory, parti qui défendit, en Angleterre, la tradition monarchique et anglicane… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Tory — (Mehrzahl: die Tories) bezeichnet eine konservative politische Gruppierung, die eine positive Haltung gegenüber der britischen Monarchie besitzt. Ursprünglich waren dies die Gegenspieler der liberalen Whigs in Großbritannien, die sich von einer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tory — TÓRY s.m. Nume dat în trecut membrilor Partidului conservator englez. – cuv. engl. Trimis de LauraGellner, 28.06.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  tóry s. m. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  TÓRY s.m. invar. ( …   Dicționar Român

  • tory — Voz inglesa con la que se designa popularmente al Partido Conservador de Gran Bretaña. En español se usa como adjetivo (‘del partido conservador de Gran Bretaña’): «Según las estadísticas, cada tres meses muere un diputado “tory”» (Mundo [Esp.]… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • tory — / tɔ:ri/, it. / tɔri/ agg. e s. ingl. [prob. forma anglicizzata del gaelico irland. tōraidhe inseguitore ] (pl. tories ), usato in ital. come agg. e sost. ■ agg. (stor.) [del partito inglese, dal sec. 17° al 19°, di tendenza tradizionalista]… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • Tory — (n.) 1566, an outlaw, specifically a robber, from Ir. toruighe plunderer, originally pursuer, searcher, from O.Ir. toirighim I pursue, related to toracht pursuit. About 1646, it emerged as a derogatory term for Irish Catholics dispossessed of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Tory — To ry, n.; pl. {Tories}. [ Properly used of the Irish bogtrotters who robbed and plundered during the English civil wars, professing to be in sympathy with the royal cause; hence transferred to those who sought to maintain the extreme… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tory — [tôr′ē] n. pl. Tories [Ir tōruidhe, robber, pursuer < tōir, to pursue; akin to Gael tōir, pursuit] 1. [sometimes t ] a) in the 17th cent., any of the dispossessed Irish who became outlaws, killed English settlers and soldiers, and lived by… …   English World dictionary

  • Tory — To ry, a. Of or pertaining to the Tories. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tory — es el nombre con el que se denomina a quien pertenece o apoya al Partido Conservador inglés. En un principio, tenía connotaciones despectivas ya que procede de la palabra irlandesa thairide o tóraighe que significaba bandolero, asaltador de… …   Wikipedia Español

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