Car·​list ˈkär-list How to pronounce Carlist (audio)
: a supporter of Don Carlos or his successors as having rightful title to the Spanish throne
Carlist adjective

Examples of Carlist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The murders coincided with Spain’s bloody Third Carlist War. John Hopewell, Variety, 19 May 2024 In the 1800s, however, the Carlist Civil Wars in Spain—a 40-year fight between Liberal-Republican and Traditionalist-Carlist parties over how the country should be ruled—led to Basque country losing some of its rights. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 Mar. 2020

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Word History


Spanish carlista, from Don Carlos

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Carlist was in 1830

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“Carlist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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