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conservatism (n.)

1835, "political principles and opinions of the Conservative party in British politics;" from conservative + -ism. From 1838 in reference to conservative principles generally, "disposition to maintain and adhere to the established order of things, wariness of innovation or change."

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Definitions of conservatism

conservatism (n.)
a political or theological orientation advocating the preservation of the best in society and opposing radical changes;
Synonyms: conservativism
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