Royalist



a supporter or adherent of a king or government, especially in times of rebellion or civil war.
(initial capital letter) a Cavalier adherent of Charles I of England.
a loyalist in the American Revolution; Tory.
(initial capital letter) an adherent of the house of Bourbon in France.
of or relating to royalists:
royalist sympathies.
Contemporary Examples

The royalist discusses Harry’s ill-advised musings on the similarities between war and Playstation.
The Royalist Discusses Playstation Prince Harry on Access Hollywood Tom Sykes January 22, 2013

The name change is not without its critics – including the royalist.
How Ridiculous! Big Ben To Be Renamed ‘Elizabeth Tower’. Tom Sykes June 25, 2012

The royalist has done his bit for Q&C and deleted the orignal pictures we posted earlier.
Farce as Palace Recalls Prince William Pictures Issued With Sensitive Information in Background Tom Sykes November 19, 2012

Buckingham Palace told the royalist they would not be commentin on the young royals movements.
Is Harry in Balmoral? Tom Sykes August 22, 2012

She is absolutely writing the book herself,” a Penguin flack told The royalist, “So it’s nice to shout about it.
Pippa Middleton Under Pressure to Finish Party Book ASAP Tom Sykes May 14, 2012

Historical Examples

And when women rode to battle there was no mercy asked or given, from royalist or Confederate or Parliament man.
Nuala O’Malley H. Bedford-Jones

All the outlets from the kingdom were closed by the royalist troops.
The Huguenots in France Samuel Smiles.

But it would not do, and again you promised her to me if I could get you certain information from the royalist army.
Helmet of Navarre Bertha Runkle

Then they turned on the royalist conspirators and laid the blame at their door.
The Conquest of Bread Peter Kropotkin

In 1653 permission was given to Digby to return, on condition he would not meddle with royalist plots.
The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened Kenelm Digby

noun
a supporter of a monarch or monarchy, esp a supporter of the Stuarts during the English Civil War
(informal) an extreme reactionary or conservative: an economic royalist
adjective
of, characteristic of, or relating to royalists
n.

1640s, from royal + -ist. In England, a partizan of Charles I and II during the Civil War; in the U.S., an adherent of British government during the Revolution; in France, a supporter of the Bourbons.

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