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Noun1.Jesuitry - the theology or the practices of the Jesuits (often considered to be casuistic)
Christian theology - the teachings of Christian churches
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Therefore he took Father Brown up sharply whenever that proud pontiff tried to explain anything; and told him to answer yes or no, and tell the plain facts without any jesuitry.
Buyers of the Middlemarch newspapers found themselves in an anomalous position: during the agitation on the Catholic Question many had given up the "Pioneer"--which had a motto from Charles James Fox and was in the van of progress-- because it had taken Peel's side about the Papists, and had thus blotted its Liberalism with a toleration of Jesuitry and Baal; but they were ill-satisfied with the "Trumpet," which--since its blasts against Rome, and in the general flaccidity of the public mind (nobody knowing who would support whom)--had become feeble in its blowing.
Responding to the recurring question about the moral dangers of working in a studio, the actress Maya claimed: "This is nothing but journalistic Jesuitry.
In Richter's case, that piece of swank jesuitry (in which, by the way, we all believe) carries the day, when perhaps a dash of doubt would not have been out of order.