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A follower or supporter of Robespierre; a Jacobin.
Of, relating to, or supporting Robespierre or Robespierrists.
Early 19th century. From the name of Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre, one of the leaders in the French Revolution + -ist, after French robespierriste, noun and adjective.
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