Jacobite meaning

jăkə-bīt
A supporter of James II of England or of the Stuart pretenders after 1688.
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A supporter of James II of England after his abdication, or of the claims of his son or his son's descendants to the throne.
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A supporter of the restoration of the Stuart kings to the thrones of England and Scotland in the late 17th century.

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(religion) One of the sect of Syrian Monophysites led by Jacob Baradaeus in the sixth century.
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Origin of jacobite

  • From Latin Iacōbus James Jacob

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary