What does jacobin mean?

Definitions for jacobinˈdʒæk ə bɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jacobin(noun)

    a member of the radical movement that instituted the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution


  1. Jacobin(Noun)

    A Dominican friar.

  2. Jacobin(Noun)

    A member of a radical French political club founded (at an old Jacobin convent) in 1789 and one of the driving forces of the French Revolution.

  3. Jacobin(Noun)

    By extension, a political radical.

  4. Jacobin(Noun)

    A breed of domestic pigeon (known for its feathered hood over its head).

  5. Origin: From Jacobin, ultimately from Jacobus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jacobin(noun)

    a Dominican friar; -- so named because, before the French Revolution, that order had a convent in the Rue St. Jacques, Paris

  2. Jacobin(noun)

    one of a society of violent agitators in France, during the revolution of 1789, who held secret meetings in the Jacobin convent in the Rue St. Jacques, Paris, and concerted measures to control the proceedings of the National Assembly. Hence: A plotter against an existing government; a turbulent demagogue

  3. Jacobin(noun)

    a fancy pigeon, in which the feathers of the neck form a hood, -- whence the name. The wings and tail are long, and the beak moderately short

  4. Jacobin(adj)

    same as Jacobinic

  5. Origin: [F. See 2d Jack, Jacobite.]


  1. Jacobin

    A Jacobin is someone who supports a centralized Republic, with power made at the federal level in contemporary usage. At its inception during the French Revolution, the term was popularly applied to all supporters of revolutionary opinions. Specifically, it was used to describe members of the Jacobin Club, a revolutionary, far-left political movement that had been the most famous political club of the French Revolution. The club was so called from the Dominican convent where they originally met, in the Rue Saint-Jacques in Paris.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jacobin

    jak′o-bin, n. a French Dominican monk, so named from their original establishment being that of St Jacques, Paris: one of a society of revolutionists in France, so called from their meeting in the hall of the Jacobin convent: a demagogue: a hooded pigeon.—adjs. Jacobin′ic, -al.—v.t. Jac′obinise.—n. Jac′obinism, the principles of the Jacobins or French revolutionists. [Fr.,—L. Jacobus, James—Gr. Jacobos—Heb. Ya‛aqōb.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jacobin in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jacobin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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