Definitions for: Jacobite


[n] a supporter of James II after he was overthrown or a supporter of the Stuarts



Webster (1913) Definition: Jac"o*bite, n. [L. Jacobus James: cf. F. Jacobite.
See 2d Jack.]
1. (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.
--Macaulay.

2. (Eccl.) One of the sect of Syrian Monophysites. The sect
is named after Jacob Barad[ae]us, its leader in the sixth
century.


Jac"o*bite, a.
Of or pertaining to the Jacobites.

See Also: admirer, booster, champion, friend, protagonist, supporter

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