royalist

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Etymology[edit]

royal +‎ -ist

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royalist (plural royalists)

  1. a monarchist (supporter of monarchy) or supporter of a particular royal régime
  2. 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:
    1. a Cavalier, a supporter of King Charles I of England during the English Civil War
    2. a supporter of the House of Bourbon, in France since the 18th century and especially during the French Revolution
    3. 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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  • (supporter of a royal régime): basilean (obsolete)

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