Translation of loyalist in Spanish:

loyalist

Pronunciation: /ˈlɔɪələst; ˈlɔɪəlɪst/

noun/nombre

  • partidario, (masculine, feminine) del régimen Loyalist (in US history) [ colono leal a la corona británica durante la guerra de independencia ] (in N Ireland) unionista (masculine and feminine) (in Spain) republicano, (masculine, feminine)
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    • In addition to the Loyalists fleeing the American Revolution, Canada became a sought-after destination for American farmers in search of cheaper land.
    • After the American Revolution, many British Loyalists settled in Canada.
    • The Auberge takes its name from the historic village of North Hatley, which was initially settled by British Loyalists after the American Declaration of Independence in 1776.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.