IPA: dʒˈækʌbʌn

Root Word: Jacobin


  • (dated) A Dominican friar (because their first house in Paris was near the church of Saint-Jacques).
  • 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.
  • (by extension) A political radical.
  • A breed of domestic pigeon (known for its feathered hood over its head).
  • Any hummingbird in the genus Florisuga.


  • Of, or related to the radical French political club that was a driving force of the French Revolution.
  • (by extension) Politically radical.

Examples of "jacobin" in Sentences

  • Jacobin, for example, leaves a lot to be desired.
  • Variants include totalitarian democracy and Jacobin democracy.
  • It seemed a bit far afield for a section on the Jacobin novel.
  • He was a pro Jacobin of that time, and identified as a Radical.
  • Second, the neo Jacobin and crusading nature of some liberalism.
  • This piece was included in the last periodical of the Anti Jacobin.
  • The book is a blatantly direct attack on Godwin and the Jacobin novel.
  • He arrived in Paris became a jacobin and was a supporter of Robespierre.
  • There was a student essay that was posted into Jacobin almost a year ago.
  • Cheney and his mad neocon jacobin friends are playing a diferent game, tho.
  • The Jacobins were dispossessed of the municipality and Chalier was arrested.
  • The editors strongly admired the principles of Robespierre and the Jacobins.
  • Somehow I can see very few on the jacobin left who would have considered the baby a "life of value".
  • One message I think Catholic men and women need but will not be forthcoming from the jacobin faction.
  • Second as many of those who favor the jacobin style democracy, if I don't agree with you then I am guilty f some unpatriotic misstep.
  • I do not know what jacobin church this fellow goes to but I have never seen a priest who gets uncomfortable to speak his mind on pro-Life issues.
  • In 1832, the word bousingot formed the interim between the word jacobin, which had become obsolete, and the word demagogue which has since rendered such excellent service.
  • In consequence, that journal became, and for many years continued, 'anti-ministerial, yet with a very qualified approbation of the opposition, and with far greater earnestness and zeal, both anti-jacobin and anti-gallican.

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