Parnellite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Parnellite (Eng. Politics) One of the adherents of Charles Stewart Parnell1846-91) in his advocacy of home rule for Ireland.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n parnellite A member of a political group, followers of Charles S. Parnell in his policy of home rule for Ireland; specifically, one of his supporters or adherents in the British House of Commons. They are almost exclusively members for Irish constituencies.
    • parnellite Pertaining to or supporting Parnellism; advocating or favoring the movement for home rule in Ireland led by Charles S. Parnell.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Parnellite one of the followers of C. S. Parnell
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Usage

In literature:

The elections resulted in the return of 333 Liberals, 249 Conservatives, 86 Parnellites, and 2 Independents.
"The Grand Old Man" by Richard B. Cook
And the Parnellites were gathered like the chicks of Mother CAREY, When they feel the tempest rising, and give warning of the wind.
"Punch, Vol. 99., July 26, 1890." by Various
The Parnellite, it has been said, is essentially an Opportunist.
"About Ireland" by E. Lynn Linton
In other words, he might have said, you must do what the Parnellites did, or attempted to do, in England.
"Gold, Sport, And Coffee Planting In Mysore" by Robert H. Elliot
On the other hand, the Anti-Parnellites showed no better disposition.
"Ireland Since Parnell" by Daniel Desmond Sheehan
O'Connor, one of the veteran leaders of the Parnellite period.
"Ulster's Stand For Union" by Ronald McNeill
In the division into Parnellites and Anti-Parnellites, Parnellites were a small but fierce minority.
"John Redmond's Last Years" by Stephen Gwynn
The presence in Parliament of eighty-six Parnellites makes them despair of the British constitution, which has existed for centuries.
"England's Case Against Home Rule" by Albert Venn Dicey
The General Election of 1885 had just ended in a tie, the Liberals being exactly equal to the combined Tories and Parnellites.
"Prime Ministers and Some Others" by George W. E. Russell
One point only was clear: if Gladstone meant what he seemed to mean, the Parnellites would support him, and the Tories would be turned out.
"Fifteen Chapters of Autobiography" by George William Erskine Russell
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