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Jacobite

[jak-uh-bahyt] /ˈdʒæk əˌbaɪt/
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
late Middle English
1400-1450
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
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Jacobitic
[jak-uh-bit-ik] /ˌdʒæk əˈbɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
Jacobitical, adjective
Jacobitism, noun
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Jacobite

/ˈdʒækəˌbaɪt/
noun
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
Derived Forms
Jacobitic (ˌdʒækəˈbɪtɪk) adjective
Jacobitism, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin Jacōbus James + -ite1
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