- 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.
When Rita devoted it to the Carlist cause a bed was put into that drawing-room, just simply the bed.
I only know he is a Spaniard and a Carlist,” I said: “and that ought to be enough for you.
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