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Definition of "royalist" [roy•al•ist]

  • A supporter of government by a monarch. (noun)
  • See cavalier. (noun)
  • An American loyal to British rule during the American Revolution; a Tory. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "royalist" in a sentence
  • "Many who will be at parties would feel uncomfortable about being labelled royalist."
  • "I'm astonished to see comments that it's 'royalist' - from my perspective it was anything but."
  • "Whoever is at all acquainted with her writings, must be aware that she pretends to be a great republican, and to entertain a most orthodox horror of royalism and the appendages thereof, and that she has called the royalist party in France all the hard names she could find in the most approved collection of opprobrious epithets."