plural -s
: 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

Word History


Sir Robert Peel + English -ite

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“Peelite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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