Definition of high Tory in English:

high Tory

noun

  • Originally: a Tory holding opinions which give a high place to the authority and claims of the established church or state (now historical). Later: an uncompromising, traditionalist, or reactionary Tory or conservative. Compare "High Churchman", "high-flyer".

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or designating such a Tory or conservative. Compare "High Church", "high-flying".

Origin

Late 17th century. From high + Tory.

Pronunciation

high Tory

/ˌhʌɪˈtɔːri/