a member of a secret society formed in the north of Ireland in 1795, having as its object the maintenance and political ascendancy of Protestantism.
a Protestant of Northern Ireland.
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How to use Orangeman in a sentence
Ginty himself was a strong Orangeman, and his wife professed and enforced a strict code of morals.Hyacinth | George A. Birmingham
The Orangeman looked upon himself as part of a foreign garrison, holding the "Papishes" in subjection.The Life Story of an Old Rebel | John Denvir
Crossan is politically a strong Protestant and an Orangeman of high attainment.The Red Hand of Ulster | George A. Birmingham
The infatuation of the Emperor is like nothing but that of an Irish Orangeman.Memoirs of the Court and Cabinets of George the Third, Volume 2 (of 2) | The Duke of Buckingham
No man can be made an Orangeman without the unanimous approbation of the body.Valentine M'Clutchy, The Irish Agent | William Carleton
British Dictionary definitions for Orangeman
a member of a society founded in Ireland (1795) to uphold the Protestant religion, the Protestant dynasty, and the Protestant constitution. Orange Lodges have since spread to many parts of the former British Empire
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