Meaning of Jacobin
Pronunciation: ( jak'u-bin), [key]
- (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: so called from the Dominican convent in Paris, where they originally met.
- an extreme radical, esp. in politics.
- a Dominican friar.
- (l.c.) one of a fancy breed of domestic pigeons having neck feathers that hang over the head like a hood.
- jacobin (Thesaurus)