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Jes·u·it(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.]
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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
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Jes•u•it(ˈdʒɛʒ u ɪt, -yu ɪt, ˈdʒɛz-)
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•ism, Jes′u•it•ry, n.
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|Noun||1.||Jesuit - 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"|
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
Jesuit[ˈdʒɛzjuɪt] n → jésuite m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Jesuit m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
Jesuit[ˈdʒɛzjʊɪt] adj & n → gesuita (m)
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