Definition of Bonapartism in US English:



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

    ‘a continuity of Bonapartism throughout the 19th century’
    • ‘They helped him become the national symbol of resistance to revolution and Bonapartism.’
    • ‘He identified Bonapartism as one of the main variants of the right wing in France.’
    • ‘He revived Bonapartism as both a political and a dynastic formula.’
    • ‘The authoritarian wing of Bonapartism collapsed.’
    • ‘He tried to revive the glories of Bonapartism with minimum military effort.’