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A supporter of James II of England or of the Stuart pretenders after 1688.
[From Latin Iacōbus, James; see Jacob.]
Jac′o·bit′i·cal (-bĭt′ĭ-kəl) adj.
Jac′o·bit·ism (-bī-tĭz′əm) n.
1. (Historical Terms) history Brit an adherent of James II after his overthrow in 1688, or of his descendants in their attempts to regain the throne
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a member of the Monophysite Church of Syria, which became a schismatic church in 451 ad
[C17: from Late Latin Jacōbus James + -ite1]
a partisan of James II of England after his overthrow in 1688, or of the Stuarts.
Jac`o•bit′ic (-ˈbɪt ɪk) Jac`o•bit′i•cal, adj.
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|Noun||1.||Jacobite - a supporter of James II after he was overthrown or a supporter of the Stuarts|