Preaching friars founded by Dominic de Guzman, at Toulouse, in
1215. Formerly called in England Black Friars, from their black
dress, and in France Jacobins, because their
mother-establishment in Paris was in the Rue St. Jacques.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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