Jacobinism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare French Jacobinisme.

Noun[edit]

Jacobinism (countable and uncountable, plural Jacobinisms)

  1. The principles of the Jacobins; violent 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.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.