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  • n. The principles or plans of legitimists.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The principles or plans of legitimists.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Maintenance of or insistence upon legitimacy in any relation; specifically, the principles of the Legitimists.


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  • These are old-fashioned Tories with the conservatism of the great Salisbury, the radicalism of Thatcher and the monarchical legitimism and sexual athleticism of Viscount Bolingbroke.

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  • And then he became the personal secretary for the Count of B … who had a champion of legitimism. 2 Fired for unknown reasons.

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  • If in her husband's room at the bank legitimism was a mere unpopulated principle, in her salon Legitimacy was nothing but persons.

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  • We have seen that the replacement of the traditional legitimism of the powers-that-be by the brutal plebiscitary rule of Bonapartist parvenus does not furnish these tendencies with any moral or aesthetic superiority.

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  • In spite of the impersonal character of these narratives, they show traces of true Carlovingian legitimism, as well as the loyalty of their authors to the Austrasian dynasty.

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  • At her home he met the Duc de Fitz-James and the other leaders of militant legitimism, and little by little he gravitated towards their party.

    Honore de Balzac

  • French legitimism of De Ripert-Monclar to the Republicanism of

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  • In literature the tendency appears as romanticism, in politics as legitimism, in religion as ultramontanism.

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  • But the Congress of Vienna acted in harmony with the principle of legitimism which it avowed and professed, whereas the Paris Conference violates without scruple the canons by which it claims to be guided.

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  • Rightly envisaged, the Crimean war was the end of what remained of absolutism and legitimism in Europe.

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