1. belonging or pertaining to the English royal family of York.
  2. of or relating to the Yorkists.

Origin of Yorkist

First recorded in 1595–1605; York + -ist
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  1. a member or adherent of the royal house of York, esp during the Wars of the Roses
  1. of, belonging to, or relating to the supporters or members of the house of York
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