Jesuit

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noun Je·su·it \ˈje-zü-ət, -zhü- also -zyü-\

Definition of Jesuit

  1. 1 :  a member of the Roman Catholic Society of Jesus founded by St. Ignatius Loyola in 1534 and devoted to missionary and educational work

  2. 2 :  one given to intrigue or equivocation

jesuitical

play \ˌje-zü-ˈ(w)i-ti-kəl, -zhü-, -zyü-\ or less commonly

jesuitic

play \ˌje-zü-ˈ(w)i-tik, -zhü-, -zyü-\ adjective, often capitalized usually disparaging

jesuitically

play \ˌje-zü-ˈ(w)i-ti-k(ə-)lē, -zhü-, -zyü-\ adverb, often capitalized

jesuitism

play \ˈje-zü-ə-ˌti-zəm, -zhü-, -zyü-\ or

jesuitry

play \ˈje-zü-ə-trē, -zhü-, -zyü-\ noun, often capitalized usually disparaging

Origin and Etymology of jesuit

New Latin Jesuita, from Late Latin Jesus


JESUIT Defined for English Language Learners

Jesuit

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Definition of Jesuit for English Language Learners

  • : a man who is a member of a religious group called the Roman Catholic Society of Jesus


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