a partisan or adherent of James II of England after his overthrow (1688), or of the Stuarts.
a member of the Syrian Monophysitic church, which was founded in the 6th century a.d. and was governed by the patriarch of Antioch.
- Jac·o·bit·ic [jak-uh-bit-ik], /ˌdʒæk əˈbɪt ɪk/, Jac·o·bit·i·cal, adjective
- Jac·o·bit·ism, noun
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How to use Jacobite in a sentence
It would not by any means have based its distinctive character upon mere Jacobite principles.
Although he had submitted to the new Constitution, he was a thorough Jacobite in feeling.
But there was undoubtedly a large body of Jacobite clergymen who in various ways reconciled this to their conscience.
The fires of the Puritan faction had smouldered out; those of the Jacobite frenzy had hardly had time to rekindle.A Cursory History of Swearing | Julian Sharman
And now a shopkeeper has filled his window with royal Stuart tartans, and I am instantly a Jacobite.Penelope's Experiences in Scotland | Kate Douglas Wiggin
British Dictionary definitions for Jacobite
British history an adherent of James II after his overthrow in 1688, or of his descendants in their attempts to regain the throne
a member of the Monophysite Church of Syria, which became a schismatic church in 451 ad
- Jacobitic (ˌdʒækəˈbɪtɪk), adjective
- Jacobitism, noun
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