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Meaning of JACOBINISM

Pronunciation:  'jakubi`nizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the ideology of the most radical element of the French Revolution that instituted the Reign of Terror
 

JACOBINISM is a 10 letter word that starts with J.

 

 See Also: radicalism

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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