Definition for James (St. James)

James (St. James), proper n. [OFr < L. < Gk. < Heb.; see Jacob, proper n.]

St. James the Greater; apostle of Jesus Christ martyred in A.D. 44 (see Acts 12:2); [fig.] court in London named for St. James's palace; traditional royal entourage of the United Kingdom; [polysemy] chronicle published in London that included songs from the American Revolution; [possibly] church; place of worship in New England.

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