American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A follower or supporter of Napoleon I and his policies and dynastic claims or of the Bonaparte family.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An adherent of the Bonapartes, or of the policy of Napoleon Bonaparte and his dynasty.
- n. One who favors the claims of the Bonaparte family to the imperial throne of France.
- Adhering to or favoring the dynasty, policy, or claims of the Bonapartes.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One attached to the policy or family of Bonaparte, or of the Bonapartes.
- Bonaparte + -ist (Wiktionary)
“It may seem paradoxical to claim that a leader often labelled Bonapartist and authoritarian is in fact marked by political weakness rather than strength.”
“Nick Clegg has looked on with envy at what he has jokingly described as David Cameron's "Bonapartist" grip on a Conservative Party not known for robust internal democracy.”
“It is true that, under Erdogan, there remains something Bonapartist about Turkey – 138th in the annual freedom of the press index published by Reporters Without Borders.”
“If I understand Marx correctly (bear in mind, this is filtered through his twentieth century interpreters like Hobsbawm) a ‘Bonapartist’ figure would be someone like Nasser or Peron, more than the modern American right.”
“So with naturalist and Bonapartist minister Cuvier, Englishman geologist Smith and American inventor Fulton in tow and as a "guide to rough living and adventure", Gage is off to the famous volcanic island of Thira aka Santorini to chase rumors of Archimedes' famous "death ray mirror" while both the Egyptian Rite villains and the pirates of the title are in hot pursuit...”
“It's astonishing to imagine that anyone might perceive the hopelessly flimsy Obama administration "" even if it wasn't directly following the folks who brought you the Dick Cheney vision of executive power "" as some sort of dictatorial Bonapartist project.”
“The French have remained French under their Kings, their Bonapartist usurpers, and under a succession of republics.”
“He was an old non-commissioned officer of the old guard, a member of the Legion of Honor at Austerlitz, as much of a Bonapartist as the eagle.”
“Voltairian royalism, a quaint variety, had a no less singular sequel, Bonapartist liberalism.”
“That is what explains and excuses Bonapartist liberalism.”
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