Royalist meaning

roiə-lĭst
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A supporter of government by a monarch.
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An adherent of royalism; person who supports a monarch or a monarchy, esp. in times of revolution, civil war, etc.
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Of royalists or royalism.
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A monarchist (supporter of monarchy) or supporter of a particular royal régime.
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A legitimist, a supporter of a particular royal line, especially one in danger of being dispossessed of a throne or actually dispossessed of such, and claiming to have the better claim to the throne on the basis of line of descent; especially:
  • A Cavalier, a supporter of King Charles I of England during the English Civil War.
  • A supporter of the House of Bourbon, in France since the 18th century and especially during the French Revolution.
  • A supporter of Ferdinand VII of Spain in Spanish South America during the South American Wars of Independence of the 1810s and 1820s.
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Origin of royalist

  • royal +"Ž -ist

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