Origin of Jacobin
Examples from the Web for jacobins
Many targets will settle because their attorneys will advise them that their juries will likely be stocked with Jacobins.
Jefferson even defended the Jacobins, architects of the bloody Reign of Terror.
We should only expose ourselves to the vindictive spirit of the Jacobins without aiding the cause of our devoted friends.'The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete|Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
But, as I said, these Jacobins seem to revel in illegality for its own sake.The Religious Persecution in France 1900-1906|Jane Milliken Napier Brodhead
In the Palais Royal they were translated from the language of the court into that of the Jacobins.
The Jacobins accused the Girondists of being enemies of the country.Brave Men and Women|O.E. Fuller
A menacing petition from the Jacobins preceded by a few hours a grand discourse from the dictator.
Word Origin for Jacobin
early 14c., of the order of Dominican friars whose order built its first convent near the church of Saint-Jacques in Paris, from Old French Jacobin (13c.) "Dominican friar," also, in the Middle East, "a Copt;" see Jacob. The Revolutionary extremists took up quarters there October 1789. Used generically of radicals and allegedly radical reformers since 1793. Related: Jacobinism.