Jacobin definitions

jăk'ə-bĭn
A radical or extreme leftist.
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A radical republican during the French Revolution.
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A Dominican friar.
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A French Dominican friar: the Dominicans were established in a convent at the Church of St. Jacques in Paris.
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Any member of a society of radical democrats in France during the Revolution of 1789: their meetings were held in the Jacobin friars' convent.
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An extreme political radical.
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Of the Jacobins or their policies.
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Origin of jacobin

Middle English Dominican friar from French from Old French (frere) jacobin (translation of Medieval Latin (frāter) Iacōbīnus Jacobinic brother) (from Iacōbus James) (after the church of Saint Jacques in Paris, near which the friars built their first convent) Sense 2, from the fact that the Jacobins first met in the convent