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.

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

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

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

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