Meaning of royalist

roy•al•ist

Pronunciation: (roi'u-list), [key]
— n.
  1. a supporter or adherent of a king or royal government, esp. in times of rebellion or civil war.
  2. (cap.) a Cavalier adherent of Charles I of England.
  3. a loyalist in the American Revolution; Tory.
  4. (cap.) an adherent of the house of Bourbon in France.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to royalists: royalist sympathies.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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