Friar vs Jacobin - What's the difference?

friar | jacobin |


As nouns the difference between friar and jacobin

is that friar is a member of a mendicant Christian order such as the Augustinians, Carmelites (white friars), Franciscans (grey friars) or the Dominicans (black friars) while Jacobin is a Dominican friar.

friar

English

(wikipedia friar)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A member of a mendicant Christian order such as the Augustinians, Carmelites (white friars), Franciscans (grey friars) or the Dominicans (black friars).
  • (printing, dated) A white or pale patch on a printed page.
  • An American fish, the silverside.
  • Synonyms

    * (member of religious order) brother, frater, frater or father

    Coordinate terms

    * (member of religious order) sister

    Derived terms

    * friary * black friar * grey friar * white friar

    jacobin

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A Dominican friar.
  • A member of a radical French political club founded (at an old Jacobin convent) in 1789 and one of the driving forces of the French Revolution.
  • *2002 , , The Great Nation , Penguin 2003, p. 429-30:
  • *:The Jacobins acted as a left-of-centre parliamentary pressure group, spending much of their time in coordinating the following day's business in the Assembly.
  • By extension, a political radical.
  • A breed of domestic pigeon (known for its feathered hood over its head).
  • References

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