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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or having to do with the reign of James I of England or his times.
  • n. A prominent figure during this period.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to a Jacob or James.
  • adj. Relating to or characteristic of the reign of James VI and I (of Scotland and England).
  • n. A partisan of James I and of the House of Stuart.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to James the First, of England, or of his reign or times; especially, pertaining to a style of architecture and decoration popular in the time of James I.
  • n. any distinguished personage during the reign of James I of England.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining or relating to a person named Jacobus, Jacob, or James specifically to James I., King of England, 1603–25 (who was also James VI. of Scotland from 1567), or to his times; also, in occasional use, to James II., King of England (1685–88, died 1701): as (with reference to the former), Jacobean architecture or literature.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to James I or his reign or times
  • n. any distinguished personage during the reign of James I

Etymologies

From New Latin Iacobaeus, from Late Latin Iacōbus, Iacobus, James, Jacob; see Jacob.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From New Latin Jacobaeus (Wiktionary)

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