- an adherent of royalism; person who supports a monarch or a monarchy, esp. in times of revolution, civil war, etc.
- a supporter of Charles I of England; Cavalier
- ☆ a supporter of the British in the American Revolution; Tory
- a supporter of the Bourbons in France
of royalists or royalism
See royalist in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- A supporter of government by a monarch.
b. An American loyal to British rule during the American Revolution; a Tory.
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