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Jac·​o·​bite | \ ˈja-kə-ˌbīt How to pronounce Jacobite (audio) \

Definition of Jacobite

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a member of any of various Monophysite Eastern churches especially : a member of the Monophysite Syrian church


noun (2)

Definition of Jacobite (Entry 2 of 2)

: a partisan of James II of England or of the Stuarts after the revolution of 1688

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Noun (2)

Jacobitical \ ˌja-​kə-​ˈbi-​ti-​kəl How to pronounce Jacobite (audio) \ adjective
Jacobitism \ ˈja-​kə-​ˌbī-​ˌti-​zəm How to pronounce Jacobite (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of Jacobite

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1689, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Jacobite

Noun (1)

Middle English, from Medieval Latin Jacobita, from Jacobus Baradaeus (Jacob Baradai) †578 Syrian monk

Noun (2)

Jacobus (James II)

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“Jacobite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jacobite. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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