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 a.d (C17: from Late Latin Jacobus James + -ite1)
the (Brit. history)
1 the unsuccessful Jacobite rising of 1715 led by James Francis Edward Stuart
2 the last Jacobite rising (1745-46) led by Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender, which after initial successes was crushed at Culloden
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