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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.
Etymology: From royal + -ist.


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