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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the English statesman William E. Gladstone (born 1809), or to the wing of the Liberal party in Great Britain following his lead.
  • n. A follower or an admirer of Gladstone; specifically, in British politics, a member of that wing of the Liberal party which in 1886 and succeeding years supported Gladstone's efforts in behalf of home rule for Ireland.


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