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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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In his account of the mission, where his veracity is most to be suspected, he neither exaggerates overmuch the merits of the Jesuits, if we consider the partial regard paid by the Portuguese to their countrymen, by the Jesuits to their society, and by the Papists to their church, nor aggravates the vices of the Abyssins; but if the reader will not be satisfied with a Popish account of a Popish mission, he may have recourse to the history of the church of Abyssinia, written by Dr.
It is certain that the old gentleman, who had lived in days gone by with that feminine nation now as much forgotten as many other great things,--like the Jesuits, the Buccaneers, the Abbes, and the Farmers-General,--had acquired an irresistible good- humor, a kindly ease, a laisser-aller devoid of egotism, the self- effacement of Jupiter with Alcmene, of the king intending to be duped, who casts his thunderbolts to the devil, wants his Olympus full of follies, little suppers, feminine profusions--but with Juno out of the way, be it understood.
With the curate of Montdidier and the superior of the Jesuits of Amiens.
I cannot now repeat to you, sir, all the eloquent words and imploring language he made use of; it was more than piety, it was more than grief, and I, who am no canter, and hate the Jesuits, said then to myself,
if I were but learned in theology I should recollect what it was he used to dispute about with the curate of Montdidier and the superior of the Jesuits, when we were at Crevecoeur; I should know what doctrine he leans to and I should glean from that what saint he has adopted as his patron.
Plan of the Salt Lake expedition Great sandy deserts Sufferings from thirst Ogden's River Trails and smoke of lurking savages Thefts at night A trapper's revenge Alarms of a guilty conscience A murderous victory Californian mountains Plains along the Pacific Arrival at Monterey Account of the place and neighborhood Lower California Its extent The Peninsula Soil Climate Production Its settlements by the Jesuits Their sway over the Indians Their expulsion Ruins of a missionary establishment Sublime scenery Upper California Missions Their power and policy Resources of the country Designs of foreign nations
Whilst D'Artagnan and Porthos were looking on with critical glances, which disguised an extreme impatience to get forward, a magnificent dais approached preceded by a hundred Jesuits and a hundred Dominicans, and escorted by two archdeacons, a treasurer, a penitent and twelve canons.
It is a point of cunning, to wait upon him with whom you speak, with your eye; as the Jesuits give it in precept: for there be many wise men, that have secret hearts, and transparent countenances.
Come, come, I've always heard that you ran away with the beautiful Countess Levitsky that time--throwing up everything in order to do it--and not from the Jesuits at all," said Princess Bielokonski, suddenly.
After 1816 he assumed a marked religious tone, foreseeing the favor which the fools of those days would bestow on those they indiscriminately called Jesuits.
The Jansenists affected an excessive purity of morals and of doctrine, and accused the Jesuits of preaching a relaxed morality.
The Jesuits were quite balked by those Indians who, being burned at the stake, suggested new modes of torture to their tormentors.