Peelite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Peel +‎ -ite, after Sir Robert Peel.

Noun[edit]

Peelite (plural Peelites)

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  1. (UK politics, historical) One of a breakaway faction of the British Conservative Party in the nineteenth century, characterised by a commitment to free trade and a managerial, almost technocratic, approach to government.