Meaning of conservatism

con•serv•a•tism

Pronunciation: (kun-sûr'vu-tiz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. the disposition to preserve or restore what is established and traditional and to limit change.
  2. the principles and practices of political conservatives.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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