Jesuitism


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Jesuitism

(ˈdʒɛzjʊɪˌtɪzəm) or

Jesuitry

n
1. (Roman Catholic Church) theology or practices of the Jesuits
2. informal offensive subtle and equivocating arguments; casuistry

Jesuitism

1. the doctrines, practices, etc., of the Jesuit order of priests.
2. Disparaging, lower case. casuistry or equivocation. Also Jesuitry. — Jesuitic, Jesuitical, adj.
See also: Catholicism
crafty or deceitful practice. — jesuitic, jesuitical, adj.
See also: Cunning
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Jesuitism - the theology or the practices of the Jesuits (often considered to be casuistic)
Christian theology - the teachings of Christian churches
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He called his opponents a "coalition of democracy, liberalism, bureaucracy, and skepticism, along with hypocrisy and Jesuitism.
Gestefeld, Jesuitism in Christian Science (Central Music Hall, Chicago: Ursula N.
Mill condemned The System of Positive Polity as advocating a despotism rivaled only by that of Ignatius of Loyola, a new form of Jesuitism.
That, according to Martins, was what had happened in 1580, after wealth and Jesuitism had destroyed the old patriotism.
90) Even Eduard Windhorst, the leader of the Catholic Center Party in Germany, could speak of the "universally polluting and suffocating spirit of Jesuitism, that has unfortunately affected far too many in our Fatherland.