The original meaning of tory was "brigand", from Gaelic tòrachd "pursuing with hostile intent". It was used as a term to describe landless Irishmen who fought a guerrilla war against the English in Ireland in the 17th century. It then became a term of abuse to describe Irish Catholic supporters of King James II and finally it began to be used as a term to describe politicians who had opposed the removal of James and his replacement by a Protestant monarch. http://www.onestopenglish.com/News/Magazine/Vocab/storyword3.htm
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