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Jacobin (noun) – 1. A radical or extreme leftist.
2. A radical republican during the French Revolution.
3. A Dominican friar.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Middle English from Old French, from medieval Latin Jacobinus, from ecclesiastical Latin Jacobus ?James?. The term was applied to the Dominicans in Old French on account of their church in Paris, St Jacques, near which they built their first convent; the latter eventually became the headquarters of the French revolutionary group.