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Definition of the Fifteen from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Fifteen

 
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(also the ‘15 Rebellion)
 
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an attempt in 1715 by the Jacobite supporters of James Stuart to defeat the forces of the House of Hanover and make James king. By the time James arrived from France, the Jacobites had lost two important battles. James returned to France and the rebellion soon ended.