Definition of Jacobin

1. Noun. A member of the radical movement that instituted the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution.

Generic synonyms: Terrorist
Derivative terms: Jacobinic, Jacobinical



Definition of Jacobin

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

2. a. Same as Jacobinic.

Definition of Jacobin

1. Noun. A Dominican friar. ¹

2. 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. ¹

3. Noun. By extension, a political radical. ¹

4. Noun. A breed of domestic pigeon (known for its feathered hood over its head). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jacobin

1. a pigeon [n -S] - See also: pigeon

Medical Definition of Jacobin

1. 1. A Dominican friar; so named because, before the French Revolution, that order had a convent in the Rue St. Jacques, Paris. 2. 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. 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. Origin: F. See Jack, Jacobite. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Jacobin

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1. Modern Europe by Charles Downer Hazen (1920)
"The two most conspicuous were the jacobin and the Cordelier clubs. These had originated at the ... The jacobin Club was destined to the greater notoriety. ..."

2. Modern Europe by Charles Downer Hazen (1920)
"The two most conspicuous were the jacobin and the Cordelier clubs. These had originated at the ... The jacobin Club was destined to the greater notoriety. ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"Meanwhile jacobin outbreaks at Toulon and Marseilles prompted the government ... It is possible that even without the jacobin incitements there would have ..."

4. Modern European History by Charles Downer Hazen (1917)
"The jacobin Club grew steadily The more radical as the Revolution progressed and as its more jacobin conservative members dropped out or were eliminated. ..."

5. Modern European History by Charles Downer Hazen (1917)
"The jacobin Club grew steadily The more radical as the Revolution progressed and as its more jacobin conservative members dropped out or were eliminated. ..."

6. The Works of Alexander Hamilton by Alexander Hamilton (1885)
"NO jacobin.* [From the Daily Advertiser.} I. August, 1793. ... The " No jacobin " papers appeared in the Daily Advertiser, and the first number was ..."

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