Orleanist

noun
Or·​lean·​ist | \ ˈȯr-lē-ə-nist How to pronounce Orleanist (audio) , ȯr-ˈlē-(ə-)nist How to pronounce Orleanist (audio) \

Definition of Orleanist

: a supporter of the Orleans family in its claim to the throne of France by descent from a younger brother of Louis XIV

First Known Use of Orleanist

1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Orleanist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Orleanist. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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