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  1. an adherent of the Bonapartes or their policies.
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Origin of Bonapartist

1805–15; earlier Buonapartist. See Bonaparte, -ist
Related formsBo·na·part·ism, noun
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Examples from the Web for bonapartist

Historical Examples

  • He was an intense Bonapartist, and pretended that he had met the Emperor.

    A Zola Dictionary

    J. G. Patterson

  • Is all the generosity to be on the side of this Bonapartist?

    White Lies

    Charles Reade

  • Thiers, a Bonapartist, says that Napoleon's power was based on his virtue and genius.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • But Boule de Suif fired up at this for she was a Bonapartist.

  • But Boule de Suif was indignant, for she was an ardent Bonapartist.