Definition of Jameson Raid in English:

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Jameson Raid

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒeɪms(ə)n/

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An abortive raid into Boer territory made in 1895-6 by pro-British extremists led by Dr L. S. Jameson (1853–1917) in an attempt to incite an uprising among recent, non-Boer immigrants. The raid contributed to the eventual outbreak of the Second Boer War.

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