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Adullamites

Adullamites was the name derisively given to Robert Lowe and nearly 40 Liberal MPs who opposed Lord Russell's programme of parliamentary reform in 1866. They were dubbed by John Bright on 13 March in allusion to the cave of Adullam (1 Sam. 22), to which David fled and was joined by everyone who was discontented. Their opposition brought about the fall of the government but a further measure of reform was then introduced by the Conservative government of Derby and Disraeli.

J. A. Cannon

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Adullam

Adullam (ədŭl´əm), in the Bible, border town of Judah, SW of Jerusalem. David hid in the Cave of Adullam when he fled from Saul. From here three of his men went to get him water from the well at Bethlehem.

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