Other Word Forms of Jacobin
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
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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