[ kahr-list ]
/ ˈkɑr lɪst /


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

Related formsCar·lism, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for carlist


/ (ˈkɑːlɪst) /


(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
Derived FormsCarlism, noun

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