Jacobins

The Dominicans were so called in France from the “Rue St. Jacques,” Paris, where they first established themselves in 1219.

Jacobins.
A political club, originally called the Club Breton, formed at Versailles in 1789. On their removal to Paris, they met in the hall of an exconvent of Jacobins (see above), in the Rue St. Honoré

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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