- a member of the royal family that ruled in Scotland from 1371 to 1714 and in England from 1603 to 1714.
- Charles Edwardthe Young PretenderorBonnie Prince Charlie, 1720–80, grandson of James II.
- Also Stewart. Darnley, Lord Henry.
- Gilbert,1755–1828, U.S. painter.
- Henry, Darnley, Lord Henry Stewart or Stuart.
- James Ewell BrownJeb, 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.
- Mary. Mary, Queen of Scots.
- former name of Alice Springs.
- a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “steward.”
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- See (James Francis Edward) Stuart (def. 3)
- the royal house that ruled in Scotland from 1371 to 1714 and in England from 1603 to 1714See 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)
- Mary. See Mary, Queen of Scots
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Word Origin and History for old pretender
name of the British royal family from 1603-1668 (see steward); attested from 1873 as an attribution for styles from that period.
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