Adjective "jacobinical" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/dʒakəˈbɪnɪk(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

adjective

  1. 'In the first three months of 1796 eleven departments had their personnel totally or partially renewed to remove Jacobinical influences.'

Definitions

1. (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.

2. an extreme radical, especially in politics.

3. a Dominican friar.

4. (lowercase) one of a fancy breed of domestic pigeons having neck feathers that hang over the head like a hood.

More examples(as adjective)

"religions can be jacobinical."

"politicses can be jacobinical."

Origin

(Jacobin)