Definitions for "Jacobins"
political party of the radical petty-bourgeoisie during the French revolution; under Danton, Robespierre and Saint Just, it gave impetus to a radical phase, until the Ninth of Thermidor (July 27, 1794), at which point the political counter-revolution gained the upper hand.
in Revolutionary France, a political club whose members were a radical republican group. (p. 706)