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[juh-koh-buh s] /dʒəˈkoʊ bəs/
noun, plural jacobuses.
a former gold coin of England issued by James I.
Origin of jacobus
1605-15; Latinized equivalent of James Unabridged
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  • After this initial exploit jacobus showed himself anything but intrusive.

    'Twixt Land & Sea Joseph Conrad
  • Undoubtedly then Mrs. jacobus, while living alone, had not taken any chances.

    Afloat on the Flood Lawrence J. Leslie
  • No; what he had heard on shore was that no respectable person in the whole town would come near jacobus.

    'Twixt Land & Sea Joseph Conrad
  • But coming out of my stateroom with an interrogative “Mr. jacobus?”

    'Twixt Land & Sea Joseph Conrad
  • The latter were two in number besides Miss de Lisle and Mrs. jacobus.

  • Or was he only a purist in conduct who disapproved of jacobus doing his own touting?

    'Twixt Land & Sea Joseph Conrad
  • After what seemed a very long time to me, jacobus hitched his chair forward, stooped with extended arm and picked it up.

    'Twixt Land & Sea Joseph Conrad
  • Calmly, jacobus proposed that I should order ten or fifteen tons—tons!

    'Twixt Land & Sea Joseph Conrad
British Dictionary definitions for jacobus


noun (pl) -buses
an English gold coin minted in the reign of James I
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin: James
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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