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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jacobite  \Jac"o*bite\,  n.  [L.  Jacobus  James:  cf  F.  Jacobite. 
  See  2d  {Jack}.] 
  1.  (Eng.  Hist.)  A  partisan  or  adherent  of  James  the  Second 
  after  his  abdication,  or  of  his  descendants,  an  opposer  of 
  the  revolution  in  1688  in  favor  of  William  and  Mary. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  (Eccl.)  One  of  the  sect  of  Syrian  Monophysites.  The  sect 
  is  named  after  Jacob  Barad[ae]us,  its  leader  in  the  sixth 
  century. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jacobite  \Jac"o*bite\,  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  Jacobites. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Jacobite 
  n  :  a  supporter  of  James  II  after  he  was  overthrown  or  a 
  supporter  of  the  Stuarts  [syn:  {Jacobite}] 




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