Conservatism meaning

kən-sûr'və-tĭz'əm
The inclination, especially in politics, to maintain the existing or traditional order.
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A political philosophy or attitude that emphasizes respect for traditional institutions and opposes the attempt to achieve social change though legislation or publicly funded programs.
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Caution or moderation, as in behavior or outlook.
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The principles and practices of a conservative person or party; tendency to oppose change in institutions and methods.
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A political philosophy that advocates traditional values.
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A risk-averse attitude or approach.
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Origin of conservatism

  • From Latin conservare (“to conserve; to keep, guard, observe”).
    From Wiktionary