Definition of Jacobean adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌdʒækəˈbiːən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʒækəˈbiːən//
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connected with the time when James I (1603–25) was King of England Jacobean drama Word Originmid 19th cent. (in use earlier with reference to St James): from modern Latin Jacobaeus (from ecclesiastical Latin Jacobus ‘James’, from Greek Iakōbos ‘Jacob’) + -an. Culture The Jacobean period followed the Elizabethan period (1558-1603) and is noted for its writers (e.g. Shakespeare, Ben Jonson and the metaphysical poets) as well as for its styles of architecture and furniture. The King James Version of the Bible was also produced during the Jacobean period.
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