Jacobin
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 a society of violent agitators in France, during the revolution of 1789, who held secret meetings in the Jacobin convent in the Rue St. Jacques, Paris, and concerted measures to control the proceedings of the National Assembly. Hence: A plotter against an existing government; a turbulent demagogue. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) A fancy pigeon, in which the feathers of the neck form a hood, -- whence the name. The wings and tail are long, and the beak moderately short. [1913 Webster]


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  • jacobin — jacobin, ine [ ʒakɔbɛ̃, in ] n. • XIIIe; du bas lat. Jacobus « Jacques », l hospice des pèlerins pour Saint Jacques de Compostelle ayant été confié à ces religieux 1 ♦ N. m. Vx Dominicain. 2 ♦ N. m. (1790) Hist. Membre d une société politique… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • jacobin — jacobin, ine (ja ko bin, bi n ) s. m. et f. 1°   Religieux et religieuses de l ordre de Saint Dominique, dits jacobins à cause de l église de Saint Jacques qu on leur donna à Paris et près de laquelle ils bâtirent leur couvent ; ils sont vêtus de …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 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

  • jacobin — JACOBÍN s.m. v. iacobin. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • 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

  • Jacobin — Club des Jacobins Clôture de la salle des Jacobins, dans la nuit du 27 au 28 juillet 1794, ou du 9 au 10 thermidor, an 2 de la République. Gravure de Malapeau d’après une eau forte de Duplessis Bertaux. Le club des Jacobins, dont la raison… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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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