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Of or having to do with the reign of James I of England or his times.
A prominent figure during this period.
[From New Latin Iacobaeus, from Late Latin Iacōbus, Iacobus, James, Jacob; see Jacob.]
1. (Historical Terms) history characteristic of or relating to James I of England or to the period of his rule (1603–25)
2. (Furniture) of or relating to the style of furniture current at this time, characterized by the use of dark brown carved oak
3. (Architecture) denoting, relating to, or having the style of architecture used in England during this period, characterized by a combination of late Gothic and Palladian motifs
(Historical Terms) any writer or other person who lived in the reign of James I
[C18: from New Latin jacōbaeus, from Jacōbus James]
Jac•o•be•an(ˌdʒæk əˈbi ən)
1. of or pertaining to James I of England or to his period.
2. of or pertaining to the style of literature and drama produced during the early 17th century.n.
3. a writer, statesman, or other personage of the Jacobean period.
[1750–60; < New Latin Jacobae(us) of Jacobus (Latinized form of James) + -an1]