Variant of Jacobin
- a French Dominican friar: the Dominicans were established in a convent at the Church of St. Jacques in Paris
- any member of a society of radical democrats in France during the Revolution of 1789: their meetings were held in the Jacobin friars' convent
- an extreme political radical
Origin: MFr from Midieval Latin Jacobinus from Ecclesiastical Late Latin Jacobus: see jack
- Jacobinism noun
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