[ boh-nuh-pahr-tist ]
/ ˈboʊ nəˌpɑr tɪst /


an adherent of the Bonapartes or their policies.

Origin of Bonapartist

1805–15; earlier Buonapartist. See Bonaparte, -ist

Related forms

Bo·na·part·ism, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bonapartism


/ (ˈbəʊnəpɑːˌtɪzəm) /


a political system resembling the rules of the Bonapartes, esp Napoleon I and Napoleon III: centralized government by a military dictator, who enjoys popular support given expression in plebiscites
(esp in France) support for the government or dynasty of Napoleon Bonaparte

Derived Forms

Bonapartist, noun
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