Definition of Yorkist in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈjɔːkɪst/


An adherent or a supporter of the House of York, especially in the Wars of the Roses.
Example sentences
  • Only then did she fully take over the reins of government in her husband's name to set out to destroy the Yorkists.
  • The Yorkists defeated the Lancastrians at the Battle of Barnet, in the War of the Roses.
  • The Yorkists and Lancastrians exchange a violent parley.


Relating to the House of York: the town rallied itself to the Yorkist cause
More example sentences
  • By marrying Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV, Henry VII then proffered the essential palliative to those Yorkist defectors who had joined him against Richard in the first place.
  • The first challenge from Yorkist irreconcilables came as soon as April 1486, was headed by Lord Lovel and the Hastings brothers, and was put down without difficulty.
  • We've been shadow boxing with our own version of a Lancastrian and Yorkist rivalry.

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