The disposition and tendency to preserve what is established; opposition to change; the habit of mind; or conduct, of a conservative.
- The inclination, especially in politics, to maintain the existing or traditional order.
- A political philosophy or attitude emphasizing respect for traditional institutions, distrust of government activism, and opposition to sudden change in the established order.
- The principles and policies of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom or of the Progressive Conservative Party in Canada.
- Caution or moderation, as in behavior or outlook.