/ˈdʒækəbən/ (say 'jakuhbuhn)

1. a Dominican friar.
2. a member of a famous club or society of French revolutionaries organised in 1789, so called from the Dominican convent in Paris in which they met. They developed clubs throughout France and worked for the success of the extremist group the Mountain and the Reign of Terror.
3. an extreme radical, especially in politics.
4. (sometimes lower case) an artificial variety of domestic pigeon whose neck feathers form a hood or cowl.
{Middle English, from Medieval Latin Jacōbīnus, from Late Latin Jacōbus James; originally applied to the French members of the Dominican order, from the church of Saint Jacques (S. Jacobus) near which they built their first convent in the 13th century}
Jacobinic, Jacobinical, adjective
Jacobinically, adverb

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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  • Jacobin — Jac o*bin (j[a^]k [ o]*b[i^]n), n. [F. See 2d {Jack}, {Jacobite}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Eccl. Hist.) A Dominican friar; so named because, before the French Revolution, that order had a convent in the Rue St. Jacques, Paris. [1913 Webster] 2. One of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jacobin — early 14c., of the order of Dominican friars whose order built its first convent near the church of Saint Jacques in Paris, from O.Fr. Jacobin (13c.) Dominican friar, also, in the Middle East, a Copt; see JACOB (Cf. Jacob). The Revolutionary… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Jacobin — [jak′ə bin] n. [MFr < ML Jacobinus < LL(Ec) Jacobus: see JACK] 1. a French Dominican friar: the Dominicans were established in a convent at the Church of St. Jacques in Paris 2. any member of a society of radical democrats in France during… …   English World dictionary

  • Jacobin — Jac o*bin, a. Same as {Jacobinic}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Jacobin — ► NOUN 1) historical a member of a radical democratic club established in Paris in 1789, in the wake of the French Revolution. 2) an extreme political radical. 3) chiefly historical a Dominican friar. DERIVATIVES Jacobinism noun. ORIGIN… …   English terms dictionary

  • Jacobin — For other uses, see Jacobin (disambiguation). The door of the Jacobin Club was in the Rue Saint Honoré, Paris. The Jacobin Club was the most famous and influential political club in the development of the French Revolution,[1] so named because of …   Wikipedia

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  • Jacobin — Jacobinic, Jacobinical, adj. Jacobinism, n. /jak euh bin/, n. 1. (in the French Revolution) a member of a radical society or club of revolutionaries that promoted the Reign of Terror and other extreme measures, active chiefly from 1789 to 1794:… …   Universalium

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