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Webster 1913 Edition


Jacobite

Jac′o-bite

,
p
rop.
Noun.
[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
Baradæus
, its leader in the sixth century.

Webster 1828 Edition


Jacobite

JAC'OBITE

,
Noun.
[from Jacobus, James.] A partizan or adherent of James II, king of England, after he abdicated the throne, and of his descendants; of course, an opposer of the revolution in 1688, in favor of William and Mary.
1.
One of a sect of christians in Syria and Mesopotamia, who hold that Jesus Christ had but one nature.

JAC'OBITE

,
Adj.
Pertaining to the partizans of James II.

Definition 2021


Jacobite

Jacobite

See also: jacobite

English

Noun

Jacobite (plural Jacobites)

  1. A supporter of the restoration of the Stuart kings to the thrones of England and Scotland in the late 17th century
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Macaulay to this entry?)
  2. (religion) One of the sect of Syrian Monophysites led by Jacob Baradaeus in the sixth century.

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Translations

jacobite

jacobite

See also: Jacobite

French

Noun

jacobite m, f (plural jacobites)

  1. Jacobite