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Jacobin meaning

jacobin - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. Same as Jacobinic.
  3. 3. A Dominican friar; - so named because, before the French Revolution, that order had a convent in the Rue St. Jacques, Paris.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Jacobinical.
  6. 6. One of an order of monks; one of a revolutionary club in Paris; a violent radical; demagogue.

jacobin - examples of usage

  1. Still, the Communards have their admirers to- day, and, as the world advances in radicalism, it is not unlikely that the Jacobin Charles Delescluze, the bloodthirsty Raoul Rigault, and the brilliant and scholarly Gustave Flourens will be considered heroic precursors. - "A History of the Third French Republic", C. H. C. Wright.
  2. The United States minister was treated as if he were a Jacobin agent, and American ships were searched for Napoleon's spies. - "The South American Republics Part I of II", Thomas C. Dawson.
  3. He warmly espoused the revolution and was one of the most ardent orators of the Jacobin club. - "A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations", Joseph Mazzini Wheeler.
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