Liberal Unionist


Definition of Liberal Unionist

: a member of a British political group seceding from the Liberals over opposition to home rule for Ireland and maintaining existence as a separate party during the late 19th century the Conservatives and Liberal Unionists were … in power— G. M. Trevelyan

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First Known Use of Liberal Unionist

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Liberal Unionist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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