Jacobite

Jacobite

[jak-uh-bahyt]
noun
1.
a partisan or adherent of James II of England after his overthrow (1688), or of the Stuarts.
2.
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:
1400–50; (in def 2) late Middle English (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin Jacōbīta, after Jacobus Baradaeus, bishop of Edessa (died 578); (in def 1) cf. James; see -ite1

Jacobitic [jak-uh-bit-ik] , Jacobitical, adjective
Jacobitism, noun
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Jacobite (ˈdʒækəˌbaɪt)
 
n
1.  (Brit) history an adherent of James II after his overthrow in 1688, or of his descendants in their attempts to regain the throne
2.  a member of the Monophysite Church of Syria, which became a schismatic church in 451 ad
 
[C17: from Late Latin Jacōbus James + -ite1]
 
Jacobitic
 
adj
 
'Jacobitism
 
n

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