royalist
noun Date: 1643 1. often capitalized an adherent of a king or of monarchical government: as a. cavalier 3 b. Tory 4 2. a reactionary business tycoon • royalist adjective

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  • Royalist — Roy al*ist, n. [Cf. F. royaliste.] An adherent of a king (as of Charles I. in England, or of the Bourbons in france); one attached to monarchical government. [1913 Webster] Where Ca ndish fought, the Royalists prevailed. Waller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • royalist — 1640s, from ROYAL (Cf. royal) + IST (Cf. ist) …   Etymology dictionary

  • royalist — ► NOUN 1) a person who supports the principle of monarchy. 2) historical a supporter of the King against Parliament in the English Civil War. DERIVATIVES royalism noun …   English terms dictionary

  • royalist — [roi′əlist] n. 1. an adherent of royalism; person who supports a monarch or a monarchy, esp. in times of revolution, civil war, etc. 2. [R ] a) a supporter of Charles I of England; Cavalier ☆ b) a supporter of the British in the American… …   English World dictionary

  • Royalist — A royalist supports a particular monarch as head of state for a particular kingdom, or of a particular dynastic claim. In the abstract, this position is royalism . It is distinct from monarchism, which advocates a monarchical system of government …   Wikipedia

  • Royalist — Ein Royalist ist ein Königstreuer (Anhänger des Königs/Königtums). Royalist wird meist als Synonym für Monarchist verwendet. Darüber hinaus ist jedoch auch noch zu differenzieren: Der Ausdruck Royalist bezeichnet im angelsächsischen Bereich einen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Royalist — Pour le voilier école britannique, voir TS Royalist. Mise en scène de Naseby, vue sur les forces des Royalists Un Royalist …   Wikipédia en Français

  • royalist — UK [ˈrɔɪəlɪst] / US noun [countable] Word forms royalist : singular royalist plural royalists 1) someone who believes that their country should have a king or queen He was charged with spying for the royalists. 2) someone who supports a… …   English dictionary

  • royalist — royalism, n. royalistic, adj. /roy euh list/, n. 1. a supporter or adherent of a king or royal government, esp. in times of rebellion or civil war. 2. (cap.) a Cavalier adherent of Charles I of England. 3. a loyalist in the American Revolution;… …   Universalium

  • royalist — roy|al|ist [ˈrɔıəlıst] n someone who supports their country s king or queen, or believes that a country should be ruled by kings or queens ≠ ↑republican >royalist adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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