a partisan or adherent of James II of England after his overthrow (1688), or of the Stuarts.
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 Related forms
(< Middle French
) < Medieval Latin Jacōbīta,
Baradaeus, bishop of Edessa (died 578); (in def 1)
; see -ite1
Jacobitic /ˌdʒækəˈbɪtɪk/ [jak-uh-bit-ik] Show IPA , Jacobitical, adjective