Jacobin vs Jacobean - What's the difference?

jacobin | jacobean |

As adjectives the difference between jacobin and jacobean

is that jacobin is jacobin while jacobean is .

As a noun jacobin

is jacobin.



(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,


    Alternative forms

    * Jacobaean * * jacobean * jacobaean


    (en adjective)
  • Relating to a Jacob or James.
  • Relating to or characteristic of the reign of (of Scotland and England).
  • See also

    * Jacobite * Restoration * Stuartian


    (en noun)
  • A partisan of James I and of the .
  • See also

    * Jacobian