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 (jĕzh′o͞o-ĭt, jĕz′o͞o-, -yo͞o-)
1. Roman Catholic Church A member of the Society of Jesus.
2. often jesuit One given to subtle casuistry.

[French Jésuite, from Jésus, Jesus, from Late Latin Iēsus; see Jesus1.]

Jes′u·it′i·cal adj.
Jes′u·it′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.Jesuitical - having qualities characteristic of Jesuits or Jesuitism; "Jesuitical education"


[ˌdʒezjʊˈɪtɪkəl] ADJjesuítico
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Montcalm has got him, and with the accursed politeness of his nation, he has sent him in with a doleful tale, of 'knowing how I valued the fellow, he could not think of retaining him' A Jesuitical way that, Major Duncan Heyward, of telling a man of his misfortunes
It was a jesuitical, cold, unfeeling, and selfish manner, that seemed to say, “I have kept within the law,” to the man he had so cruelly injured.
Well, let me tell you that if I hate anyone here--I hate you all," he cried, in a hoarse, strained voice-" but you, you, with your jesuitical soul, your soul of sickly sweetness, idiot, beneficent millionaire--I hate you worse than anything or anyone on earth
The liberal scandal- mongers delighted in representing the Grand Almoner and the whole Jesuitical Chapter as political, administrative, civil, and military giants.
More than that, we become casuists, we learn to be Jesuitical and for a time maybe we can soothe ourselves, we can persuade ourselves that it is one's duty for a good object.
He added: "It's a Jesuitical distinction of some kind.
91) He was a founder of the 'high church' Scottish Ecclesiological Society and the Scottish Church Society, the latter accused by a critical minister of being 'proved a wicked Jesuitical conspiracy, hatched by traitors, to change the pure Church of Scotland again back into a devilish hierarchy of prelatic and Popish tyrants, and to blasphemous idolatries'.
And, lest the CST's Jesuitical approach to the truth need any more evidence, there is the organization's acceptance of funding from Richard Desmond.
What monstrous tree," Pitrat wondered, "will be produced by the Jesuitical seed.
She inveighs against the Jesuitical inquisition, equivocation, and casuistry at Madame Beck's Pensionnat, yet she is also drawn to these dissembling modes.
Two-thirds of the court has just said to the nation: For those of you who wish to continue to judge by race, we'll keep making Jesuitical distinctions to keep the discrimination from getting too obvious or outrageous.
return to active investment were merely Jesuitical attempts to find a