Definition of Bonapartist in English:

Bonapartist

adjective

  • Consistent with or supportive of the political movement in France that aimed to restore the French empire under the house of Bonaparte.

    ‘a Bonapartist regime’
    • ‘Her Bonapartist moves are the outcome of deep divisions within ruling circles.’
    • ‘There was no organized Bonapartist party.’
    • ‘The new Bonapartist regime sought to end class conflict.’
    • ‘His solution is for the Bonapartist regime to broaden its support base.’
    • ‘The policy cannot be described as wholeheartedly Bonapartist.’
    • ‘The family was staunchly Bonapartist.’
    • ‘They preferred Bonapartist forms of rule.’
    • ‘He landed, with a small group of armed colleagues, intent on winning the local garrison for the Bonapartist cause.’
    • ‘The Bonapartist dictatorship secured a considerable, yet not enduring measure of consent.’
    • ‘Bonapartist candidates continued to do well in some regions.’

noun

  • A supporter of the political movement in France that aimed to restore the French empire under the house of Bonaparte.

    ‘an ardent Bonapartist’
    • ‘The Bonapartists exploited the confusion.’
    • ‘The court sentenced to ten years hard labour a ruined Bonapartist found guilty of having set fire to his house.’
    • ‘An enthusiastic Bonapartist, he fled to Belgium after the final defeat of the Emperor.’
    • ‘He was succeeded by his son, an ardent Bonapartist.’
    • ‘The War Office, for a long time, remained under the supreme direction of a Bonapartist.’

Pronunciation

Bonapartist

/ˈbəʊnəpɑːtɪst/