Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An inhabitant of the village of Adullam.
- n. In English history, one of a group of Liberals who seceded from the Whig party and voted with the Conservatives when Earl Russell and Mr. Gladstone introduced a measure for the extension of the elective franchise in 1866. They received the name from their being likened by Mr. Bright to the discontented persons who took refuge with David in the cave of Adullam (1 Sam. xxii. 1, 2). The party was also known collectively as the Cave.
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