Jacobinic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Jacobinic of or relating to the Jacobins of the French Revolution "Jacobinic terrorism"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Jacobinic Of or pertaining to the Jacobins of France; revolutionary; of the nature of, or characterized by, Jacobinism.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • jacobinic Of, pertaining to, or resembling the Jacobins of France; turbulent; discontented with government; radically democratic; revolutionary. Also Jacobin, Jacobinical.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Jacobinic -al
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. Jacobus, James—Gr. Jacobos—Heb. Ya‛aqōb.

Usage

In literature:

The violences of the Revolution drove him into opposition to the Jacobin party.
"A History of French Literature" by Edward Dowden
The chamber is composed of Jacobins, fanatics, and ambitious men, who thirst after places and disturbance.
"Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. II" by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon
Moreover, a solitary eccentric life, far from the society of his equals, had developed in him a good many crude Jacobinisms.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Turbits (Riedel, s. 26) have been crossed with pouters and with jacobins, and with a hybrid jacobin-trumpeter (Riedel, s. 27).
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
Thenceforth, the future belonged either to the Jacobins or to the out and out royalists.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
The more violent revolutionists, or Jacobins, on the other hand, abandoned their advocacy of peace.
"History of the English People, Volume VIII (of 8)" by John Richard Green
They don't like Jacobins, you know, no more do I!
"The Light of Scarthey" by Egerton Castle
Democratic societies had been formed on the model of the Jacobin clubs of France.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 4 of 8" by Various
What could schoolboys have done worthy of the guillotine, even in the eyes of the Jacobin Club?
"The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886" by Various
Let us not forget that it was the Jacobin minority who in the heat and glow of their convictions saved the people of France.
"The Story of Paris" by Thomas Okey
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In news:

The Tea Party Jacobins from the May 27, 2010 issue.
Of artists, stockbrokers, and other Jacobins.
The revolution that many commentators predicted when President Bush appointed two ultra-right-wing Supreme Court justices is proceeding with breathtaking impatience, and it is a revolution Jacobin in its disdain for tradition and precedent.
2009 Louis Jadot 'Couvent des Jacobins' Pinot Noir.
The 2009 Louis Jadot 'Couvent des Jacobins' Pinot Noir is a lovely expression of Pinot Noir from the respected house of Louis Jadot.
2009 Louis Jadot 'Couvent des Jacobins' Pinot Noir .
It's as if Beatty yearned to be a jiving Jacobin version of Sidney Carton in A Tale of Two L.A.'s.
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