royalist

noun
roy·​al·​ist | \ ˈrȯi-ə-list How to pronounce royalist (audio) \

Definition of royalist

1 often capitalized : an adherent of a king or of monarchical government: such as
2 : a reactionary business tycoon

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royalist adjective

Examples of royalist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is a position in which the republican-leaning petitioners of Brighton and Hove find themselves in unlikely unity with the royalist and would-be Sussex canceller, Piers Morgan. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Flush," 10 Jan. 2020 The couple’s decision to have a more independent life has been dubbed #Megxit, provoking vitriol from British tabloids, royalists and pundits. NBC News, "Meghan leaves U.K. days after she and Prince Harry drop royal bombshell," 10 Jan. 2020 Fouché suggested that the royalists had planned the attack, but Napoleon continued to blame the Jacobins. National Geographic, "The Christmas Eve plot to blow up Napoleon," 20 Dec. 2019 Among many parties, the two biggest are Pheu Thai, rooted in the poor, rural regions in the north and northeast, and Democrat, which is strong among conservatives and royalists in the south and in Bangkok. Washington Post, "What to Expect From Thailand’s Long-Awaited Election," 20 Sep. 2019 Among many parties, the two biggest are Pheu Thai, rooted in the poor, rural regions in the north and northeast, and Democrat, which is strong among conservatives and royalists in the south and in Bangkok. Washington Post, "Why Thailand’s Junta Is Cool With an Election," 18 Sep. 2019 French protesters filled the streets and clashed with royalist soldiers, burning down customs posts and looting the city for food and weapons. Ryan Prior And Erin Davis, CNN, "Bastille Day inspired centuries of civil disobedience in France. Here's why," 13 July 2019 What is juicier than an illicit relationship with a priest who is also a royalist spy? Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "Tidelands is a dull, dour misstep from Philippa Gregory: EW review," 21 Aug. 2019 Miss Sedgwick wrote here of the Revolutionary War and the battle between the colonials, based in Boston, and the royalists in New York. David Mamet, National Review, "Great Writing by Women," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of royalist

1640, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 Jan 2020

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“Royalist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/royalist. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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royalist

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English Language Learners Definition of royalist

: a person who believes that a country should have a king or queen or who supports a particular king or queen

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