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Jes·u·it

 (jĕzh′o͞o-ĭt, jĕz′o͞o-, -yo͞o-)
n.
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.

Jesuit

(ˈdʒɛzjʊɪt)
n
1. (Roman Catholic Church) a member of a Roman Catholic religious order (the Society of Jesus) founded by Saint Ignatius Loyola in 1534 with the aims of defending the papacy and Catholicism against the Reformation and to undertake missionary work among the heathen
2. (sometimes not capital) informal offensive a person given to subtle and equivocating arguments; casuist
[C16: from New Latin Jēsuita, from Late Latin Jēsus + -ita -ite1]
ˌJesuˈitic, ˌJesuˈitical adj
Jesuˈitically adv

Jes•u•it

(ˈdʒɛʒ u ɪt, -yu ɪt, ˈdʒɛz-)

n.
1. a member of a Roman Catholic religious order for men (Society of Jesus) founded by Ignatius of Loyola in 1534.
2. (often l.c.) a crafty, intriguing, or equivocating person.
[1550–60; < New Latin Jēsuita= Latin Jēsu(s) + -ita -ite1]
Jes`u•it′i•cal, adj.
Jes`u•it′i•cal•ly, adv.
Jes′u•it•ism, Jes′u•it•ry, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Jesuit - a member of the Jesuit orderJesuit - a member of the Jesuit order  
Jesuit order, Society of Jesus - a Roman Catholic order founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola in 1534 to defend Catholicism against the Reformation and to do missionary work among the heathen; it is strongly committed to education and scholarship
religious - a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
Adj.1.Jesuit - having qualities characteristic of Jesuits or Jesuitism; "Jesuitical education"
Translations
jezuita
jesuitt

Jesuit

[ˈdʒezjʊɪt]
A. ADJjesuita
B. Njesuita m

Jesuit

[ˈdʒɛzjuɪt] njésuite m

Jesuit

nJesuit m

Jesuit

[ˈdʒɛzjʊɪt] adj & ngesuita (m)
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Near its southern termination, it received the contributions of another lake, whose waters were so limpid as to have been exclusively selected by the Jesuit missionaries to perform the typical purification of baptism, and to obtain for it the title of lake "du Saint Sacrement.
In order that the events which led up to her tragic death may be understood, I have given in front of the poem a short extract from the old Chinese annals translated into French by the Jesuit Father Joseph de Mailla in 1778.
repeated the curate, who, about as strong as D'Artagnan with respect to Latin, carefully watched the Jesuit in order to keep step with him, and repeated his words like an echo.
Nothing, we are told, could exceed the implicit and affectionate devotion of the Indian converts to the Jesuit fathers, and the Catholic faith was disseminated widely through the wilderness.
At the foot of the prison, he had a conference of half a minute with a Jesuit, who, in order to speak to him more secretly, passed his head under the dais.
Vasconcelles, Jesuit father, describes one which he heard in the Sierra, or mountain region of Piratininga, and which he compares to the discharges of a park of artillery.
The only well-dressed Portuguese in the camp are the half a dozen well-to-do families, the Jesuit priests, and the soldiers of the little garrison.
He noticed that, whereas the Protestant church was nearly empty and the congregation had a listless air, the Jesuit on the other hand was crowded and the worshippers seemed to pray with all their hearts.
For, if one of us goes over to Roman Catholicism, he is sure to become a Jesuit at once, and a rabid one into the bargain.
Yes, yes," said D'Artagnan, aloud; then, in a low voice, "If I am your dupe, double Jesuit that you are, I will not be your accomplice; and to prevent it, 'tis time I left this place.
A few days later at one of those enchanting fetes which Helene gave at her country house on the Stone Island, the charming Monsieur de Jobert, a man no longer young, with snow white hair and brilliant black eyes, a Jesuit a robe courte* was presented to her, and in the garden by the light of the illuminations and to the sound of music talked to her for a long time of the love of God, of Christ, of the Sacred Heart, and of the consolations the one true Catholic religion affords in this world and the next.
Vincy was very little like a Jesuit, but no accomplished Jesuit could have turned a question more adroitly.