Conservative

Con*serv"a*tive

(?), n. 1. One who, or that which, preserves from ruin, injury, innovation, or radical change; a preserver; a conserver.
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The Holy Spirit is the great conservative of the new life.
Jer. Taylor.
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2. One who desires to maintain existing institutions and customs; also, one who holds moderate opinions in politics; -- opposed to revolutionary or radical.
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3. (Eng. Hist.) A member of the Conservative party.
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