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

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats