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Jacobin n : a member of the radical movement that instituted the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution

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  1. A member of the most radical club founded during the French Revolution, which instituted the Reign of Terror.
  2. An extreme political radical.
  3. A Dominican friar


  • Collins Shorter English Dictionary
  • Napolean - a biography by Frank McLynn Pages 209-10, 212, 213, 220,221,222,224,233,

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