Definitions for jesuitism
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Jes•u•itˈdʒɛʒ u ɪt, -yu ɪt, ˈdʒɛz-(n.)
a member of a Roman Catholic religious order for men
Ref: ( Society of Jesus )
(often l.c.) a crafty, intriguing, or equivocating person.
Origin of Jesuit:
1550–60; < NL Jēsuita= L Jēsu(s)+-ita -ite1
the theology or the practices of the Jesuits (often considered to be casuistic)
The principles and practices of the Jesuits.
Cunning; deceit; subtle argument.
Origin: Compare jésuitisme.
the principles and practices of the Jesuits
cunning; deceit; deceptive practices to effect a purpose; subtle argument; -- an opprobrious use of the word
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
popularly regarded as an attempt to achieve holy ends by unholy means, but really and radically the apotheosis of falsehood and unreality to the dethronement of faith in the true, the genuine and the real, a deliberate shutting of the eyes to the truth, a belief in a lie in the name of God, a belief in symbols and formulas as in themselves sacred, salutary, and divine, fiction superseding fact, and fancy faith in God or the divine reality of things, the embodiment of the genius of cant persuading itself to believe that that which is not is, while atheism, on the other hand, tries to persuade itself to believe that that which is is not.