from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A supporter of the Orléans branch of the French royal family, descended from a younger brother of Louis XIV.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In French politics, an adherent of the princes of the Orleans family. The family is descended from a younger brother of Louis XIV., and has furnished one sovereign, Louis Philippe (who reigned 1830-48).
- Favorable to the Orleans family and their dynastic claims.
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- n. a supporter of the Orleans branch of the Bourbons that was descended from a younger brother of Louis XIV
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The proprietress of the Cavendish Hotel, she had begun her culinary career in the house of the Comte de Paris, the London-based Orleanist pretender to the French throne.
This Wall Street Journal article from last month details the Orleanist pretender's hopes for France.
The King of France was the Grand Master; below is a picture of young Louis XVI receiving the homage of the Chevaliers du Saint-Esprit, among whom unfortunately were his Orleanist cousins.
Orleanist, nor an Anarchist; he was a bouquinist, a collector of old books.
To answer your question, I will never under any circumstances follow or be lead into supporting a desendant of the regicide and masonic Orleanist branch.
Thus the Duchess, who had had a great-grandfather in the suite of the Comte de Chambord, liked to tease her husband for having turned Orleanist by proclaiming: “We old Frochedorf people ....”
They would have quarrelled if Maurice, with his affable, bantering air, had not attacked Arthur Papillon on the subject of his love-affairs; for the young advocate drank many cups of Orleanist tea, going even into the same drawing-rooms as Beule and Prevost-Paradol, and accompanying political ladies to the receptions at the Academie Francaise.
Bourbon and Orleanist, pass before him; and having in this long career enjoyed or suffered all the splendors and all the woes of life -- now at the height of wealth and power, now a penniless and homeless wanderer -- he came at the age of eighty, in 1848, to Paris to die, in wellnigh abject poverty.
Orleanist and clerical organ _Le Correspondant_, which were afterwards collected under the titles of _Études morales et littéraires_ (1853) and
It was the first year of my marriage; we were dining in an Orleanist house, almost all the company Royalists and intimate friends of the Orléans Princes, and three or four moderate, _very_ moderate Republicans like us.