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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jacobin  \Jac"o*bin\,  a. 
  Same  as  {Jacobinic}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jacobin  \Jac"o*bin\,  n.  [F.  See  2d  {Jack},  {Jacobite}.] 
  1.  (Eccl.  Hist.)  A  Dominican  friar;  --  so  named  because 
  before  the  French  Revolution,  that  order  had  a  convent  in 
  the  Rue  St  Jacques,  Paris. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Black  friar  \Black"  fri`ar\  (Eccl.) 
  A  friar  of  the  Dominican  order  --  called  also  {predicant} 
  and  {preaching  friar};  in  France,  {Jacobin}.  Also  sometimes 
  a  Benedictine. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Jacobin 
  n  :  a  member  of  the  radical  movement  that  instituted  the  Reign 
  of  Terror  during  the  French  Revolution  [syn:  {Jacobin}] 




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