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  1. 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.
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Origin of Orleanist

1825–35; < French Orléaniste; see Orléans, -ist
Related formsOr·le·an·ism, noun
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Historical Examples of orleanist

  • I met yesterday an Orleanist of the old school, who was also disconsolate.

    Letters to an Unknown

    Prosper Mrime

  • I am a Legitimist: he used to be an Orleanist, and now he is a Republican.

  • Orleanist successes, however, left him to fall back upon his pen.

    Dumas' Paris

    Francis Miltoun

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for orleanist


  1. an adherent of the Orléans branch of the French Bourbons
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