The noun or adjective, Royalist
, can have several shades of meaning. At its simplest, it refers to an adherent of a monarch
or royal family
Of the more specific uses of the term, the most common include:
1. A supporter of King Charles I of England during the English Civil War.
2. In the UK, a believer in the continued desirability of the royal family (the term "royalist" is still used almost interchangeably with "monarchist").