- 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.
Origin of Jacobite
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Yes; he contrived to entangle himself in some Jacobite plot.Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume I (of II)
Charles James Lever
The Jacobite bishop exalted the prerogatives of princes and kings.Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times
Charles Carleton Coffin
The Jacobite ladies were as fearless as they were persevering.Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745.
It was afterwards the place of meeting for the Jacobite nobles, and their adherents.Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745
The Jacobite sentiments were general among the western counties, and in Wales.Waverley
Sir Walter Scott
- 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
C17: from Late Latin Jacōbus James + -ite 1
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