Definitions

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  • n. The principles of the Jacobins; violent opposition to legitimate government.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The principles of the Jacobins; violent and factious opposition to legitimate government.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The principles of the Jacobins; unreasonable or violent opposition to orderly government.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the ideology of the most radical element of the French Revolution that instituted the Reign of Terror

Etymologies

Compare French Jacobinisme. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I have called Jacobinism, resulting from the effects of a Western education that has been unable to penetrate harmoniously the complicated structure of Chinese character.

    Appearances Being Notes of Travel

  • His silence in the face of melting icecaps and inundated cities created - exactly as he knew it would - the kind of dissonance that whipped the nation into the frenzy of environmental "Jacobinism" that characterized the 2010s.

    Born on the Sixth of July: Celebrating George Bush's Secret Presidential Life

  • His policy was modelled upon the worst of the panic-bred measures by means of which Pitt and his colleagues were seeking to suppress "Jacobinism" in England.

    A History of the United States

  • Hamilton begins his defense by decrying the scandal itself, with much denouncing of "Jacobinism" the Jacobins, in France, were fresh in everyone's mind from the disastrous end to the French Revolution -- which was only a few years in the past, when Hamilton wrote this pamphlet.

    Chris Weigant: America's First Political Sex Scandal: The Reynolds/Hamilton Affair

  • Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire du Jacobinism, [Memoirs illustrating the History of Jacobinism]

    Chronological List

  • This odd mix of Tea Party Jacobinism and feminist grievance has become Palin's operating style.

    Palin's erratic behavior mars 2010 elections

  • Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire du Jacobinism, [Memoirs illustrating the History of Jacobinism] x

    Publication Date List

  • Timothy Dwight, the fervently reactionary and comically pompous head of Yale University, was a strong Federalist supporter who predicted that the accession of Thomas Jefferson to the presidency would lead to "a frenzied dance of Jacobinism."

    Lerdo de Tejada: Jacobin to liberal elitist

  • Jacobinism -- the doctrine of the ultra-radical and anticlerical wing of the French revolutionary movement -- was as much of an ogre to eighteenth and nineteenth century conservatives as socialism and communism were their latter-day counterparts.

    Lerdo de Tejada: Jacobin to liberal elitist

  • If you talk to any policeman or civil servant off the record, you will find levels of resentment, disillusionment and Jacobinism that the classical anarchists could only have dreamed of.

    Russia Breaks IKEA

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