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Society of Jesus

n.
A Roman Catholic order of regular clergy, founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola in 1534, that is strongly committed to education, theological scholarship, and missionary work.

Society of Jesus

n
(Roman Catholic Church) the religious order of the Jesuits, founded by Ignatius Loyola

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.

Society of Jesus

(Jesuits) A Catholic missionary and teaching order founded in 1534 by Ignatius Loyola, a Spanish soldier. Military in discipline and often controversial.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
monastic order, order - a group of person living under a religious rule; "the order of Saint Benedict"
Jesuit - a member of the Jesuit order
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Society of Jesus

nCompagnia di Gesù
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