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

  • n. A supporter of James II of England or of the Stuart pretenders after 1688.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Jacobites.
  • proper 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.
  • proper n. One of the sect of Syrian Monophysites. The sect is named after Jacob Baradæus, its leader in the sixth century.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In English history, a partizan or adherent of James II. after he abdicated the throne, or of his descendants.
  • n. Eccles., one of a sect of Christians in Syria, Mesopotamia, etc., originally an offshoot of the Monophysites.
  • 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.

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

  • n. a supporter of James II after he was overthrown or a supporter of the Stuarts

Etymologies

From Latin Iacōbus, James; see Jacob.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin Jacobus, James (Wiktionary)

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