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country party

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Definition of country party in English:

noun

historical
A political party supporting agricultural rather than manufacturing interests.
Example sentences
  • This could help the Tories because they do show themselves as the country party rather than the town party.
  • For a start, similar beliefs, often tied back to the civic republicanism of the country party, exercised a lingering influence on Tory radicalism and even popular loyalism.
  • By the 1760s all politicians regarded themselves loosely as Whigs, but the term was appropriated by the old corps who had regrouped as an aristocratic country party led by Rockingham.

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