(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: so called from the Dominican convent in Paris, where they originally met.
an extreme radical, especially in politics.
a Dominican friar.
(lowercase) one of a fancy breed of domestic pigeons having neck feathers that hang over the head like a hood.
- Jac·o·bin·ic, Jac·o·bin·i·cal, adjective
- Jac·o·bin·ism, noun
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How to use Jacobin in a sentence
Reviewing Rooney’s novel for the magazine Jacobin, Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino asserts that though it isn’t fiction’s job to provide political solutions, we can still be mobilized by the existential despair of Rooney’s characters.
The government crushed a Jacobin revolt in May 1795 as well as another triggered by royalist sympathizers that October — this time, with the help of the young general Napoleon Bonaparte.The French Revolution offers a critical lesson as the U.S. returns to normal | Christine Adams | May 7, 2021 | Washington Post
There was a chance that he could have been arrested as well for his Jacobin tendencies.
The Turkish history of imposed Jacobin Secularism ended up creating virtual segregation against observant Muslims.
On Park Avenue, beards are about as rare as readers of Jacobin.Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein Goes Hipster With Davos Beard | Daniel Gross | January 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Babeuf and Darthe, the principal leaders were secured and executed, which completely crushed the Jacobin power.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
At Stettin, during the armistice, he entered the fortress and tried to seduce the governor, an ex-Jacobin and erstwhile friend.
But though he made his submission, again and again his Jacobin principles made themselves felt.
But Napoleon knew his man and his price: a Marshal's bton and a princely income did much to control his Jacobin proclivities.
In his own opinion no better agent could have been found in the rle of a stern, unbending republican and fiery Jacobin.
British Dictionary definitions for Jacobin
a member of the most radical club founded during the French Revolution, which overthrew the Girondists in 1793 and, led by Robespierre, instituted the Reign of Terror
a leftist or extreme political radical
a French Dominican friar
(sometimes not capital) a variety of fancy pigeon with a hood of feathers swept up over and around the head
of, characteristic of, or relating to the Jacobins or their policies
- Jacobinic or Jacobinical, adjective
- Jacobinically, adverb
- Jacobinism, noun
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