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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Jac•o•binˈdʒæk ə bɪn(n.)

  1. (in the French Revolution) a member of a radical political club that instituted the Reign of Terror.

    Category: Western History

  2. an extreme radical, esp. in politics.

    Category: Western History

  3. a Dominican friar.

    Category: Religion

Origin of Jacobin:

1275–1325; (def. 3 ) ME Jacobin < OF (frere) jacobin < ML (frater) Jacōbīnus, after the church of Saint-Jacques in Paris, near where a Dominican convent was built (the same locale was a meeting place for the political club)

Jac′o•bin•ism(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jacobinism(noun)

    the ideology of the most radical element of the French Revolution that instituted the Reign of Terror

Wiktionary

  1. Jacobinism(Noun)

    The principles of the Jacobins; violent opposition to legitimate government.

    Under this new stimulus, Burn's previous Jacobitism passed towards the opposite, but not very distant, extreme of Jacobinism. uE000656702uE001 J. C. Shairp.

  2. Origin: Compare Jacobinisme.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jacobinism(noun)

    the principles of the Jacobins; violent and factious opposition to legitimate government

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