American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A supporter of James II of England or of the Stuart pretenders after 1688.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In English history, a partizan or adherent of James II. after he abdicated the throne, or of his descendants. The Jacobites engaged in fruitless rebellions in 1715 and 1745, in behalf of James Francis Edward and of Charles Edward, son and grandson of James II., called the Old and the Young Pretender respectively.
- n. Eccles., one of a sect of Christians in Syria, Mesopotamia, etc., originally an offshoot of the Monophysites. The sect has its name from Jacobus Baradæus, a Syrian, consecrated bishop of Edessa about 541. The head of the church is called the patriarch of Antioch.
- Of or pertaining to the partizans of James II. or his descendants; holding the principles of a Jacobite.
- Of or pertaining to the sect of Jacobites.
- n. A supporter of the restoration of the Stuart kings to the thrones of England and Scotland in the late 17th century
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Eng. Hist.) 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.
- n. (Eccl.) One of the sect of Syrian Monophysites. The sect is named after Jacob Baradæus, its leader in the sixth century.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Jacobites.
- n. a supporter of James II after he was overthrown or a supporter of the Stuarts
- Latin Jacobus, James (Wiktionary)
- From Latin Iacōbus, James; see Jacob. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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