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noun
  1. one of the two main US political parties
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noun (revolutionaries)
  1. A revolutionist; a person who revolts.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to a revolution in government; tending to, or promoting, revolution; as, revolutionary war; revolutionary measures; revolutionary agitators.
  2. (advertising) pertaining to something that portends of great change; overthrowing a standing mindset
  3. (sciences) pertaining to something that revolves
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noun
  1. A monarchist (supporter of monarchy) or supporter of a particular royal regime.
  1. Can carry the connotation of a legitimist, a supporter of a particular royal line, especially one in danger of being dispossessed of a throne or actually dispossessed of such, and claiming to have the better claim to the throne on the basis of line of descent.
  2. Especially:
    • a Cavalier, a supporter of King Charles I of England during the English Civil War
    • a supporter of the House of Bourbon, in France since the 18th century and especially during the French Revolution
    • a supporter of Ferdinand VII of Spain in Spanish South America during the South American Wars of Independence of the 1810s and 1820s.

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