Jacobin NOUN 1) historical a member of a radical democratic club established in Paris in 1789, in the wake of the French Revolution. 2) an extreme political radical. 3) chiefly historical a Dominican friar.
DERIVATIVES Jacobinism noun.
ORIGIN originally denoting the Dominican friars: from Latin Jacobus 'James' , after the church of St Jacques in Paris, near which the friars built their first convent; the latter became the headquarters of the French revolutionary group.

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  • Jacobinism — Jac o*bin*ism, n. [Cf. F. Jacobinisme.] The principles of the Jacobins; violent and factious opposition to legitimate government. [1913 Webster] Under this new stimulus, Burn s previous Jacobitism passed towards the opposite, but not very distant …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jacobinism — JACOBINÍSM s.n. v. iacobinism. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • Jacobinism — noun see Jacobin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Jacobinism — See Jacobinic. * * * …   Universalium

  • Jacobinism — n. radical doctrines or principles of the Jacobins; radicalism, ultra democratic views …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jacobinism — jaco·bin·ism …   English syllables

  • Jacobinism — /ˈdʒækəbənɪzəm/ (say jakuhbuhnizuhm) noun the principles of the Jacobins …   Australian English dictionary

  • Jacobinism — noun the ideology of the most radical element of the French Revolution that instituted the Reign of Terror • Hypernyms: ↑radicalism …   Useful english dictionary

  • Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism —   Author(s) Abbé Augustin Barruel …   Wikipedia

  • anti-jacobinism — an·ti jac·o·bin·ism …   English syllables