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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An Augustinian sect based in Port-Royal, Jansenism harshly criticized the alleged moral laxity of Jesuitism.
Not only Jesuitism must go, but the Roman Catholic religion must go.
When you speak of Jesuitism you call up the spirit of the past, the dull dark past.
As Mafruha Mohua explains, Eliot attributes the crisis of the Roman Catholic Church--a guarantee for the unity of Europe--to Jesuitism.
She immediately produced a pamphlet, its title sure to strike a chord with the widespread nativist and anti-Catholic sentiments of the era: Jesuitism in Christian Science.
Louis Observer, in which he denounced moral vices like tobacco and alcohol and most provocatively--in a heavily Catholic city in a slave state--espoused the moral duty of gradual abolitionism and railed against the menaces of Jesuitism and the Pope.
Mill condemned The System of Positive Polity as advocating a despotism rivaled only by that of Ignatius of Loyola, a new form of Jesuitism.