legitimist (plural legitimists)
- (historical) A French royalist who believes that the King of France and Navarre must be chosen according to the simple application of the Salic law.
- 2007 July 8, Christopher Caldwell, “Even God Quotes Tocqueville”, in New York Times:
- Nor does he beat around the bush: Tocqueville’s cousin and confidant Louis de Kergorlay is “a young idiot” and the legitimist insurrectionist the Duchesse de Berry “one of the silliest princesses in all European history.”
- A Carlist
- (by extension) Any proponent for the rule of a legitimate sovereign.
- related to the principles of legitimism