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royalist

[ roi-uh-list ]
/ ˈrɔɪ ə lɪst /
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noun
a supporter or adherent of a king or royal government, especially in times of rebellion or civil war.
(initial capital letter) a Cavalier adherent of Charles I of England.
a loyalist in the American Revolution; Tory.
(initial capital letter) an adherent of the house of Bourbon in France.
adjective
of or relating to royalists: royalist sympathies.
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Origin of royalist

First recorded in 1635–45; royal + -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM royalist

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British Dictionary definitions for royalist

royalist
/ (ˈrɔɪəlɪst) /

noun
a supporter of a monarch or monarchy, esp a supporter of the Stuarts during the English Civil War
informal an extreme reactionary or conservativean economic royalist
adjective Also: royalistic
of, characteristic of, or relating to royalists

Derived forms of royalist

royalism, noun
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