Jacobite definition

  • noun:
    • A supporter of James II of England or of Stuart pretenders after 1688.
    • A supporter of renovation of Stuart kings on thrones of England and Scotland into the belated 17th century
    • In English record, a partizan or adherent of James II. after he abdicated the throne, or of his descendants.
    • Eccles., among a sect of Christians in Syria, Mesopotamia, etc., initially an offshoot of Monophysites.
    • a supporter of James II after he had been overthrown or a supporter associated with Stuarts
  • proper-noun:
    • A partisan or adherent of James the next, after his abdication, or of his descendants, an opposer associated with transformation in 1688 in support of William and Mary.
    • among the sect of Syrian Monophysites. The sect is named after Jacob Barad├Žus, its leader into the sixth century.
  • adjective:
    • Of or regarding the Jacobites.
  • others:
    • Of or with respect to the partizans of James II. or his descendants; holding the principles of a Jacobite.
    • Of or regarding the sect of Jacobites.

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