[stoo-ert, styoo-]
a member of the royal family that ruled in Scotland from 1371 to 1714 and in England from 1603 to 1714.
Charles Edward ("the Young Pretender"or"Bonnie Prince Charlie") 1720–80, grandson of James II.
Gilbert, 1755–1828, U.S. painter.
Henry, Darnley, Lord.
James Ewell Brown ("Jeb") 1833–64, Confederate general in the Civil War.
James Francis Edward. Also called James III, ("the Old Pretender") 1688–1766, English prince.
Jesse Hilton, 1907–84, U.S. writer.
John, 3rd Earl of Bute, 1713–92, British statesman: prime minister 1762–63.
former name of Alice Springs.
a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “steward.” Unabridged
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Stuart (ˈstjʊət)
1.  See also Stewart the royal house that ruled in Scotland from 1371 to 1714 and in England from 1603 to 1714
2.  Charles Edward, called the Young Pretender or Bonnie Prince Charlie. 1720--88, pretender to the British throne. He led the Jacobite Rebellion (1745--46) in an attempt to re-establish the Stuart succession
3.  his father, James Francis Edward, called the Old Pretender. 1688--1766, pretender to the British throne; son of James II (James VII of Scotland) and his second wife, Mary of Modena. He made two unsuccessful attempts to realize his claim to the throne (1708; 1715)
4.  Mary. See Mary, Queen of Scots

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name of the British royal family from 1603-1668 (see steward); attested from 1873 as an attribution for styles from that period.
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Stuarts definition

A Scottish family that ruled England from the early seventeenth century to the early eighteenth century, except for the eleven years of the Commonwealth. The last Stuart, Queen Anne, died without any surviving children. The crown then passed to the House of Hanover.

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