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[stoo-ert, styoo-] /ˈstu ərt, ˈstyu-/
a member of the royal family that ruled in Scotland from 1371 to 1714 and in England from 1603 to 1714.
Charles Edward ("the Young Pretender"or"Bonnie Prince Charlie") 1720–80, grandson of James II.
Gilbert, 1755–1828, U.S. painter.
James Ewell Brown ("Jeb") 1833–64, Confederate general in the Civil War.
James Francis Edward. Also called James III, ("the Old Pretender") 1688–1766, English prince.
Jesse Hilton, 1907–84, U.S. writer.
John, 3rd Earl of Bute, 1713–92, British statesman: prime minister 1762–63.
former name of Alice Springs.
a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “steward.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for stuarts
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  • But did not America acquiesce in the dethronement of the stuarts?

    Homeward Bound James Fenimore Cooper
  • Does Scotland go on vapouring about an extinct nationality or the right of the stuarts?

    Lord Kilgobbin Charles Lever
  • Yet, even then he was engaged in a plot to restore the stuarts.

  • The house of Dalzell had been sufferers in the service of the stuarts.

  • James, perhaps least of all the stuarts, illustrated the principle of noblesse oblige.

    Andrew Melville William Morison
  • But soon there was an end of his friends and patrons, the stuarts.

    Art in England

    Dutton Cook
  • At this sight, Bluewater's loyalty to the stuarts could resist no longer.

    The Two Admirals J. Fenimore Cooper
  • But though the story of the stuarts was a tragedy, I think it was also an epilogue.

    A Short History of England

    G. K. Chesterton
  • The stuarts were lost—and Clan Donnachaidh has been declining in influence ever since.

  • Too much attention is, he contends, paid to the time of the stuarts onwards.

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton

    Patrick Braybrooke
British Dictionary definitions for stuarts


the royal house that ruled in Scotland from 1371 to 1714 and in England from 1603 to 1714 See also Stewart
Charles Edward, called the Young Pretender or Bonnie Prince Charlie. 1720–88, pretender to the British throne. He led the Jacobite Rebellion (1745–46) in an attempt to re-establish the Stuart succession
his father, James Francis Edward, called the Old Pretender. 1688–1766, pretender to the British throne; son of James II (James VII of Scotland) and his second wife, Mary of Modena. He made two unsuccessful attempts to realize his claim to the throne (1708; 1715)
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Word Origin and History for stuarts


name of the British royal family from 1603-1668 (see steward); attested from 1873 as an attribution for styles from that period.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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stuarts in Culture

Stuarts definition

A Scottish family that ruled England from the early seventeenth century to the early eighteenth century, except for the eleven years of the Commonwealth. The last Stuart, Queen Anne, died without any surviving children. The crown then passed to the House of Hanover.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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