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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.]
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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)]
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Or•ange•man(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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|Noun||1.||Orangeman - a member of a society founded in Ireland in 1795 to uphold Protestantism and the British sovereign|
Protestant - an adherent of Protestantism
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