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Carlist

[kahr-list]
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noun
  1. a supporter of the claims of Don Carlos of Spain or of his successors to the Spanish throne.
  2. 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
Related formsCar·lism, noun
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Examples from the Web for carlist

Historical Examples

  • But it was a Carlist salon, and as such we were made welcome.

    The Mirror of the Sea

    Joseph Conrad

  • “Every Carlist agent in Bayonne assured me of that,” said Mr. Mills.

    The Arrow of Gold

    Joseph Conrad

  • I only know he is a Spaniard and a Carlist,” I said: “and that ought to be enough for you.

    The Arrow of Gold

    Joseph Conrad

  • When Rita devoted it to the Carlist cause a bed was put into that drawing-room, just simply the bed.

    The Arrow of Gold

    Joseph Conrad

  • But for the moment all the world was talking of the Carlist enterprise.

    The Arrow of Gold

    Joseph Conrad


British Dictionary definitions for carlist

Carlist

noun
  1. (in Spain) a supporter of Don Carlos or his descendants as the rightful kings of Spain
  2. (in France) a supporter of Charles X or his descendants
Derived FormsCarlism, noun
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