- a supporter of the Orléans branch of the former French royal family and of its claim to the throne of France through descent from the younger brother of Louis XIV.
Origin of Orleanist
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I met yesterday an Orleanist of the old school, who was also disconsolate.Letters to an Unknown
I am a Legitimist: he used to be an Orleanist, and now he is a Republican.Within an Inch of His Life
Orleanist successes, however, left him to fall back upon his pen.Dumas' Paris
When he is at Chantilly on a race-day he gracefully does the honors of his reserved stand to all the little Orleanist court.
At the landing he was met by a woman, as much a miniature of the days of Orleanist France as himself.The Money Master, Complete
- an adherent of the Orléans branch of the French Bourbons