legitimist

[ li-jit-uh-mist ]
/ lɪˈdʒɪt ə mɪst /
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noun

a supporter of legitimate authority, especially of a claim to a throne based on direct descent.

adjective

Also le·git·i·mis·tic. of, relating to, or supporting legitimate authority.

Nearby words

  1. legitimate government,
  2. legitimation,
  3. legitimatize,
  4. legitime,
  5. legitimism,
  6. legitimize,
  7. leglen,
  8. legless,
  9. legman,
  10. legnica

Origin of legitimist

1835–45; < Latin lēgitim(us) lawful (see legitim) + -ist, modeled on French légitimiste

Related formsle·git·i·mism, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for legitimism

legitimist

/ (lɪˈdʒɪtɪmɪst) /

noun

a monarchist who supports the rule of a legitimate dynasty or of its senior branch
(formerly) a supporter of the elder line of the Bourbon family in France
a supporter of legitimate authority

adjective Also: legitimistic

of or relating to legitimists
Derived Formslegitimism, noun

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