roy·​al·​ist ˈrȯi-ə-list How to pronounce royalist (audio)
often capitalized : an adherent of a king or of monarchical government: such as
: a reactionary business tycoon
royalist adjective

Examples of royalist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In July 1795, an army of around five thousand men, led by French royalists sailing from England, landed at Quiberon, the tip of the peninsula west of Locmariaquer (and one of the best places in the world to raise oysters, by the way). Rosanna Warren, Harper's Magazine, 25 June 2024 No doubt there will be a long tail for The Crown as some viewers finally catch up and some die-hard royalists rewatch. Eric Vilas-Boas, Vulture, 29 May 2024 In Thailand, royalists have assembled antidemocratic coalitions to deter opposition protesters. Steven Feldstein, Foreign Affairs, 26 July 2022 Thaksin has been at the heart of a two-decade power struggle between the Shinawatra family and its clique of capitalist upstarts, and a nexus of royalists, generals and old-money families that have long wielded influence over Thai governments and institutions. Reuters, NBC News, 19 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for royalist 

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Word History

First Known Use

1640, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of royalist was in 1640

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“Royalist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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roy·​al·​ist ˈrȯi-ə-ləst How to pronounce royalist (audio)
: a person who supports a sovereign
royalist adjective
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