- a supporter of the claims of Don Carlos of Spain or of his successors to the Spanish throne.
- a partisan of Charles X of France, and of the elder branch of the Bourbons.
Origin of Carlist
1820–30; < Spanish carlista or French carliste; see -ist
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Examples from the Web for carlist
But it was a Carlist salon, and as such we were made welcome.The Mirror of the Sea
“Every Carlist agent in Bayonne assured me of that,” said Mr. Mills.
I only know he is a Spaniard and a Carlist,” I said: “and that ought to be enough for you.
When Rita devoted it to the Carlist cause a bed was put into that drawing-room, just simply the bed.
But for the moment all the world was talking of the Carlist enterprise.
- (in Spain) a supporter of Don Carlos or his descendants as the rightful kings of Spain
- (in France) a supporter of Charles X or his descendants
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