Definition of Palmerstonian in English:

Palmerstonian

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or suggestive of Lord Palmerston or the forceful diplomacy associated with him.

noun

  • A supporter of Lord Palmerston or his policies.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Spectator. From the name of Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, English statesman and prime minister + -ian.

Pronunciation

Palmerstonian

/ˌpɑːməˈstəʊnɪən/