Definition of conservatism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    conservatism

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    noun
    NAmE//kənˈsərvəˌtɪzəm//
     
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  1. 1the tendency to resist great or sudden change the innate conservatism of older people
  2. 2Conservatism the political belief that society should change as little as possible an examination of the political theories of conservatism and liberalism
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