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jacobinism


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jacobinism  \Jac"o*bin*ism\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  Jacobinisme.] 
  The  principles  of  the  Jacobins;  violent  and  factious 
  opposition  to  legitimate  government. 
 
  Under  this  new  stimulus,  Burn's  previous  Jacobitism 
  passed  towards  the  opposite,  but  not  very  distant, 
  extreme  of  Jacobinism.  --J.  C. 
  Shairp 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Jacobinism 
  n  :  the  ideology  of  the  most  radical  element  of  the  French 
  Revolution  that  instituted  the  Reign  of  Terror  [syn:  {Jacobinism}] 




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