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 (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.]

Jes′u·it′i·cal adj.
Jes′u·it′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.Jesuitical - having qualities characteristic of Jesuits or Jesuitism; "Jesuitical education"
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[ˌdʒezjʊˈɪtɪkəl] ADJjesuítico
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It was a jesuitical, cold, unfeeling, and selfish manner, that seemed to say, “I have kept within the law,” to the man he had so cruelly injured.
They are Jesuitical. They even see their way to doing wrong that right may come of it.
Montcalm has got him, and with the accursed politeness of his nation, he has sent him in with a doleful tale, of 'knowing how I valued the fellow, he could not think of retaining him' A Jesuitical way that, Major Duncan Heyward, of telling a man of his misfortunes!"
Well, let me tell you that if I hate anyone here--I hate you all," he cried, in a hoarse, strained voice-" but you, you, with your jesuitical soul, your soul of sickly sweetness, idiot, beneficent millionaire--I hate you worse than anything or anyone on earth!
More than that, we become casuists, we learn to be Jesuitical and for a time maybe we can soothe ourselves, we can persuade ourselves that it is one's duty for a good object.
The liberal scandal- mongers delighted in representing the Grand Almoner and the whole Jesuitical Chapter as political, administrative, civil, and military giants.
In this struggle, "each side resembles the other in its assumptions, in its respect for Jesuitical reasoning and certain rules .
In many cases all of this resulted, as is well known, in wilful blindness and a refusal to acknowledge the truth, and in explanations and justifications of the most jesuitical kind (Yugoslavia, Hungary, Poland, Afghanistan .
This Jesuitical legerdemain is grounded in the notion that non-Catholic Christians of good intention will be automatically included in the rolls of the church even though committed to the theology of their dissenting ecclesial bodies.
In brief, Watson argues that Desdemona is a Christ figure, Iago a Jesuitical devil, and Othello an imperfectly reformed infidel, and that the play depicts 'a Protestant ideal of marriage sustainable only through the Protestant version of love' (82).
Why was the comfort of affliction found in discerning internal experiences (an apparently very Jesuitical move!) and not in the victory of the Cross?
Warnock says that the DDE, or rather her version of it, is "artificial," "Jesuitical," "dubious," "shifty," and--in some cases--"absurdly pedantic," "morally reprehensible," and "ethically monstrous." She suggests, too, that those who claim to believe it are thereby engaging in hypocrisy and game-playing.