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Jacobite

- Noun

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.

- Noun

One of the sect of Syrian Monophysites. The sect is named after Jacob Baradaeus, its leader in the sixth century.


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