Peelite

noun
Peel·​ite | \ ˈpēˌlīt \
plural -s

Definition of Peelite

: one of a group of 19th century British Tories supporting Peel in the repeal of the Corn Laws and later maintaining a position between the protectionist Tories and the Liberals until eventually merging with the Liberals

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History and Etymology for Peelite

Sir Robert Peel + English -ite

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“Peelite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Peelite. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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