Associations to the word «Jacobin»


JACOBIN, noun. A Dominican friar.
JACOBIN, noun. A member of a radical French political club founded (at an old Jacobin convent) in 1789 and one of the driving forces of the French Revolution.
JACOBIN, noun. (by extension) A political radical.
JACOBIN, noun. A breed of domestic pigeon (known for its feathered hood over its head).
JACOBIN, adjective. Of, or related to the radical French political club that was a driving force of the French Revolution.
JACOBIN, adjective. (by extension) Politically radical.

Dictionary definition

JACOBIN, noun. A member of the radical movement that instituted the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution.

Wise words

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Aldous Huxley