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.

Origin of Orleanist

1825–35; < French Orléaniste; see Orléans, -ist
Related formsOr·le·an·ism, noun
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  1. an adherent of the Orléans branch of the French Bourbons
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