Jacobin

noun
Jac·​o·​bin | \ˈja-kə-bən \

Definition of Jacobin 

1 : dominican

2 [ French, from Jacobin Dominican; from the group's founding in the Dominican convent in Paris ] : a member of an extremist or radical political group especially : a member of such a group advocating egalitarian democracy and engaging in terrorist activities during the French Revolution of 1789

Other Words from Jacobin

Jacobinic \ˌja-​kə-​ˈbi-​nik \ or Jacobinical \ˌja-​kə-​ˈbi-​ni-​kəl \ adjective
Jacobinism \ˈja-​kə-​bə-​ˌni-​zəm \ noun

First Known Use of Jacobin

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Jacobin

Middle English, from Anglo-French jacopin, from Medieval Latin Jacobinus, from Late Latin Jacobus (St. James); from the location of the first Dominican convent in the street of St. James, Paris

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