American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A supporter of Don Carlos, the pretender to the Spanish throne, or his heirs.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Formerly, one of the partizans of Charles X. of France, and of the elder line of the French Bourbons, afterward called Legitimists.
- n. A follower of the fortunes of Don Carlos de Borbon, second son of Charles IV. of Spain; a supporter of the claims of Don Carlos, and of his successors of the same name, to the Spanish throne, based upon his asserted right of succession in 1833, in place of his niece Isabella II., which has caused several outbreaks of civil war.
- Pertaining to Carlism, or to the Carlists.
- n. A partisan of Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma; one who supports Carlism.
- n. historical A partisan of Charles X of France.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A partisan of Charles X. of France, or of Don Carlos of Spain.
“The movement that eventually evolved into that which Franco led was originally known as the Carlist movement.”
“Only two years later, in 1872, the so-called Carlist War broke out which had its basis in the attempt of Don Carlos, also a member of the Bourbon family, to secure the crown of Spain to which he claimed to have prior rights to those of Queen Isabella's branch of the family.”
“You could wear some Jacobite or Carlist insignia, for example.”
“I am a Philippine Ultranationalist, but a Carlist at heart.”
“Just because the reds of the Spanish Civil War fought against a side that was poorly identified as Fascist (it was, in fact, a resurrection of the old Carlist reactionary party, widely different from Fascism on many essential facts), it does not mean that they were fighting for freedom.”
“When one examines on what ideas Franco based his politics, it is evident to the observer that he merely was attempting a reaffirmation of the Carlist principles that had become a prominent political ideology in the Spain of the Post-Napoleonic era, Franquismo became a prominent ideology following the Spanish Civil War for many of the same reasons.”
“Carlist as her husband could wish; and they conspired together very comfortably at first.”
“Listen, Mademoiselle Therese, if you know where he hangs out you had better let him have word to be careful I believe he, too, is mixed up in the Carlist intrigue.”
“It was only proper that I should let the Carlist agent ensconced in the Prado Villa know of the sudden ending of my activities.”
“Carlist organization the shortest way was to introduce myself as that “Monsieur George” of whom he had probably heard.”
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