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 (ôr′ĭnj-mən, ŏr′-)
1. A member of a secret society founded in Northern Ireland in 1795 to maintain the political and religious ascendancy of Protestantism.
2. A Protestant Irishman.

[After William, Prince of Orangelater King William III of England, Scotland, and Ireland.]


n, pl -men
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a member of a society founded in Ireland (1795) to uphold the Protestant religion, the Protestant dynasty, and the Protestant constitution. Orange Lodges have since spread to many parts of the former British Empire
[C18: after William, prince of Orange (king of England as William III)]


(ˈɔr ɪndʒ mən, ˈɒr-)

n., pl. -men.
1. a member of a secret Protestant society formed in the north of Ireland in 1795.
2. a Protestant of Northern Ireland.
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Noun1.Orangeman - a member of a society founded in Ireland in 1795 to uphold Protestantism and the British sovereign
Association of Orangemen, Orange Order - a Protestant political organization in Northern Ireland
Protestant - an adherent of Protestantism
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Sources said the presence of the Orangemen "caused a bit of a stir".
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By PADDY CLANCY UP TO 6,000 Orangemen, gathered for their only annual march south of the border yesterday, heard their leader pay tribute to "the tremendous and dignified welcome" by the people of the Republic to the Queen.
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THE city's Orangemen, women and children took to the streets of Liverpool today as part of their annual parade.
Riot police moved into a village yesterday as a new stand-off developed between Orangemen and nationalists in Northern Ireland.
PORTADOWN Orangemen have been urged to hold talks with nationalist residents to end the Drumcree parade dispute.
PORTADOWN Orangemen were urged yesterday to hold talks with the Nationalist residents of the Garvaghy Road in a bid to end the long-running Drumcree parade dispute.
Loyalists and Nationalists pelted each other with missiles last night as Orangemen marched through a bitterly contested north Belfast flashpoint.
PORTADOWN Orangemen have infuriated Grand Lodge leaders by holding talks with the Parades Commission, The People can reveal.
Tens of thousands of Orangemen were today marching in 18 demonstrations across the province.
ORANGEMEN in Portadown have been banned from marching on the town's flashpoint Garvaghy Road on Sunday.