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[yawr-kist] /ˈyɔr kɪst/
an adherent or member of the royal family of York, especially in the Wars of the Roses.
belonging or pertaining to the English royal family of York.
of or relating to the Yorkists.
Origin of Yorkist
First recorded in 1595-1605; York + -ist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Small full-lengths were in vogue at the period, but our Yorkist has a delicate diminutive of his own.

  • In that year the Yorkist forces were once more marshalled against those of the King.

  • It soon appeared that Richmond was not particularly eager to wed the Yorkist princess.

    The Wars of the Roses John G. Edgar
  • On the Tuesday the great nobles, leaders in the fight, were executed, and the Yorkist vengeance was complete.

  • John Howard, the issue of this marriage, was a prominent Yorkist and stood high in the favour of the Yorkist kings.

  • Why does the daughter of Warwick, the Yorkist, seek refuge in the house of the fallen and childless Lancastrian?

    The Last Of The Barons, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • But the Londoners showed that they had no sympathy; they were on the Yorkist side in the interest of strong government.

    Old St. Paul's Cathedral William Benham
  • The Yorkist partisans within the city were so strong that they threw open the gates, and the Nevilles seized the capital.

    A History of England Charles Oman
  • Indeed, the Yorkist ranks were most imposing, and the duke's guns wrought considerable havoc in the Lancastrian lines.

    The Wars of the Roses John G. Edgar
  • The Yorkist dynasty having now come to an end, there remained no more fear for the Cliffords.

    Yorkshire Family Romance Frederick Ross
British Dictionary definitions for Yorkist


a member or adherent of the royal house of York, esp during the Wars of the Roses
of, belonging to, or relating to the supporters or members of the house of York
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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