Definition of Jacobite

1. Noun. A supporter of James II after he was overthrown or a supporter of the Stuarts.


Definition of Jacobite

1. n. A partisan or adherent of James the Second, after his abdication, or of his descendants, an opposer of the revolution in 1688 in favor of William and Mary.

2. a. Of or pertaining to the Jacobites.

Definition of Jacobite

1. Noun. A supporter of the restoration of the Stuart kings to the thrones of England and Scotland in the late 17th century ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Jacobite

1. 1. A partisan or adherent of James the Second, after his abdication, or of his descendants, an opposer of the revolution in 1688 in favor of William and Mary. 2. One of the sect of Syrian Monophysites. The sect is named after Jacob Baradaeus, its leader in the sixth century. Origin: L. Jacobus James: cf. F. Jacobite. See Jack. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jacobite

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jacky
jacobaean
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jacobin
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jacobite (current term)
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Literary usage of Jacobite

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1. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1831)
"In Syria, in Egypt, in Ethiopia, the jacobite monks have ever been distinguished by the austerity of their penance and the absurdity of their legends. ..."

2. The History of England from the Accession of James the Second by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay (1879)
"U ever had the jacobite pamphleteers been so savagely scurrilous ... This press belonged to a jacobite named William Anderton, whose intrepidity and ..."

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