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RADICALS Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

A political party. The term arose In England, in 1818, when the popular leaders, Hunt Cartwright, and others, sought to obtain a radical reform In the representative system of parliament. Bol- ingbroke (Disc. Parties, Let. 18) employs the term in its present accepted sense: “Such a remedy might have wrought a radical cure of the evil that threatens our constitution,” etc. Wharton.


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