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  • n. Plural form of legitimist.


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  • Conservative partisans as to the Liberal "legitimists," who upheld the right, under all circumstances, of Laurier to regain the premiership; and it was their inveterate and unthinking opposition that had much to do with the ultimate disruption of the union.

    Laurier: A Study in Canadian Politics

  • States where the game bird was hunted by torchlight, and killed "without the benefit of clergy," created the same sensation among the "legitimists," as is felt at Saint

    The Hive of "The Bee-Hunter," A Repository of Sketches, Including Peculiar American Character, Scenery, and Rural Sports

  • What was blindness in the legitimists was clearness of vision in the democrats. 1830 had bankrupted the people.

    Les Miserables

  • From 1815 they once again dictated the legal succession, and these selfsame principles were applied by French legitimists without dissent, until the death of Henri V titular King, in 1883.

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  • The nobility and the citizens, the moderates and the legitimists, the government party and the opposition, everybody, in short, was agreed that they must drink the same water as the Romans, and boast of a suspension bridge.

    Albert Savarus

  • I had paid some calls since my return and most of my acquaintance were legitimists and intensely interested in the events of the frontier of Spain, for political, religious, or romantic reasons.

    The Arrow of Gold

  • This precipitated a split between the legitimists, who supported Chambord, and the Orléanists, who accepted Louis-Philippe; the division rumbles on today.

    The Sion Revelation

  • Similarly the communists would have liked some insults against the legitimists.

    The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters

  • Until the 1960's it seemed even less easy in the United States to find a powerful national “right wing” of antirevolutionaries, restorationist legitimists, supporters of romantic and organic social doctrines, and antidemocrats than to find a precise counterpart of European liberalism.


  • He consorted, as we have seen, with legitimists and neo-Catholics, and allowed himself to be reckoned as one of them.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 102, April, 1866


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