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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.
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Origin of legitimist

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

OTHER WORDS FROM legitimist

le·git·i·mism, noun
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How to use legitimist in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for legitimist

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 forms of legitimist

legitimism, noun
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