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Meaning of JACOBITE

Pronunciation:  'jaku`bIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a supporter of James II after he was overthrown or a supporter of the Stuarts
 

JACOBITE is a 8 letter word that starts with J.

 

 See Also: admirer, booster, champion, friend, protagonist, supporter

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Jac"o*bite\, n. [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 Barad[ae]us, its leader in the sixth
       century.
    
    
  2. \Jac"o*bite\, a.
    Of or pertaining to the Jacobites.
    
    
 

 

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