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A supporter of the Orléans branch of the French royal family, descended from a younger brother of Louis XIV.
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(Historical Terms) an adherent of the Orléans branch of the French Bourbons
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(ˈɔr li ə nɪst)

a supporter of the Orléans branch of the French Bourbons and of its claim to the throne of France through descent from the younger brother of Louis XIV.
Or′le•an•ism, n.
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Noun1.Orleanist - a supporter of the Orleans branch of the Bourbons that was descended from a younger brother of Louis XIV
monarchist, royalist - an advocate of the principles of monarchy
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References in classic literature ?
Looking about them for the causes of this reserve, some of his colleagues thought him a "carbonaro," others an Orleanist; there were others again who doubted whether to call him a spy or a man of solid merit.
It was attended by famous people of the time, including Charles Darwin, Samuel Colt, members of the Orleanist Royal Family and the writers Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, George Eliot and Alfred Tennyson.
Adams's driving argument is that Christine--far from being detached from partisan politics (whose excesses she frequently lamented)--was heavily committed to the Orleanist or Armagnac cause.
Maurras tried to integrate all classes into what he described as the "historic nation" and the "patrimony it bequeathed to posterity:" Although a monarchist who praised the pre-Revolutionary France of "thirty kings and forty provinces," he pinned his hope of monarchical restoration on the Count of Paris, a descendant of the Orleanist collateral branch of the Bourbon dynasty that was identified in the 19 th century with constitutional reform and the ascending bourgeoisie.
Painting Politics for Louis-Philippe: Art and Ideology in Orleanist France.
A political contemporary like Tocqueville, who might, in his hope for the survival of the Orleanist regime and in his stand on several other specific issues, be thought to be a natural ally of Guizot, refused his cooperation on this very ground.
Daumier first came to public attention in 1830 when his lithographs commenting on the 'Three Glorious Days', appeared in Philipon's weekly journal La Silhouette as a response to the July Revolution, which ended the Bourbon Restoration and brought the Orleanist Louis Philippe to power.
In other words, Tocqueville thought that the future of modern democratic civilization belonged to the yeoman farmers and small independent proprietors who predominated in Jacksonian America and Orleanist France, rather than to the workers, managers, capitalists, shareholders, corporations, and efficient, mechanized, large-scale agriculture emerging in England.
As a prominent supporter of the just-toppled Orleanist regime, Monfalcon was in danger of losing the librarianship he sought for many years and finally obtained in 1847.
A committed "Legitimist," attached through tradition and sentiment to the Bourbon family, he could not take the oath to the new "Orleanist" King Louis-Philippe who was installed by the "bourgeois" revolution of July 1830.
In the Orleanist Revue des deux mondes Prosper Merimee was enthusiastic: 'Quant a la convenance d'une disposition nouvelle dans la collection du Louvre, l'heureux essai tente dernierement par M.