from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A supporter of Don Carlos, the pretender to the Spanish throne, or his heirs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A partisan of Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma; one who supports Carlism.
  • n. A partisan of Charles X of France.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A partisan of Charles X. of France, or of Don Carlos of Spain.

from The 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.


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  • The movement that eventually evolved into that which Franco led was originally known as the Carlist movement.

    Franco, The Church and the Fight for Spain's Soul

  • 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.

    The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8) Introductions; Special Articles; Causes of War; Diplomatic and State Papers

  • You could wear some Jacobite or Carlist insignia, for example.

    Matthew Yglesias » Pro-Slavery

  • I am a Philippine Ultranationalist, but a Carlist at heart.

    True Allegiances

  • 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.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • 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.

    Franco, The Church and the Fight for Spain's Soul

  • Carlist as her husband could wish; and they conspired together very comfortably at first.

    The Newcomes

  • 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.

    The Arrow of Gold

  • It was only proper that I should let the Carlist agent ensconced in the Prado Villa know of the sudden ending of my activities.

    The Arrow of Gold

  • Carlist organization the shortest way was to introduce myself as that “Monsieur George” of whom he had probably heard.

    The Arrow of Gold


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