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members of a conservative or reactionary political party, or those opposing extensive political reform.
such a political party or a group of such parties.
that part of a political or social organization advocating a conservative or reactionary position:
The union’s right wing favored a moderate course of action.
(often capitals) the conservative faction of an assembly, party, etc
the part of an army or field of battle on the right from the point of view of one facing the enemy

the right-hand side of the field of play from the point of view of a team facing its opponent’s goal
a player positioned in this area in any of various games
the position occupied by such a player

of, belonging to, or relating to the right wing

right-wing definition

A descriptive term for conservative or reactionary political views, particularly those supporting the current social order or calling for a return to an earlier order. Right-wing groups are sometimes known collectively as the Right. (Compare left-wing.)

right-wing definition

A descriptive term for an individual or a political faction that advocates very conservative policies. Right-wing groups generally support free enterprise. In the United States, the right wing generally argues for a strong national defense program and opposes federal involvement in promoting social welfare. (Compare left-wing.)

Note: Although both major political parties in the United States have right-wing factions, right-wing policies are usually associated with the Republican party.


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