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Definitions for Jesuit
ˈdʒɛʒ u ɪt, -yu ɪt, ˈdʒɛz-Je·suit

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jesuitadjective

    a member of the Jesuit order

  2. Jesuitical, Jesuitic, Jesuitadjective

    having qualities characteristic of Jesuits or Jesuitism

    "Jesuitical education"


  1. Jesuitnoun

    a member of the Society of Jesus

  2. Jesuitadjective

    of, relating to, or characteristic of this society or its members

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jesuitnoun

    one of a religious order founded by Ignatius Loyola, and approved in 1540, under the title of The Society of Jesus

  2. Jesuitnoun

    fig.: A crafty person; an intriguer

  3. Etymology: [F. Jsuite, Sp. Jesuita: cf. It. Gesuita.]


  1. Jesuit

    Jesuit was an American rock band from Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jesuit

    jez′ū-it, n. a member of the famous religious order, the Society of Jesus, founded in 1534 by Ignatius Loyola: a crafty or insidious person, an intriguer.—v.t. to make a Jesuit of.—adjs. Jesuit′ic, -al.—adv. Jesuit′ically.ns. Jes′uitism, Jesuitry: the principles and practices of the Jesuits: cunning: deceit; Jesuitoc′racy, government by Jesuits; Jes′uitry, Jesuitism.—Jesuits' bark, cinchona, because introduced to Rome by Jesuit missionaries.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Jesuit

    or Society of Jesus, the religious order founded by Ignatius Loyola in 1534, and approved of by bull of Paul III. in 1540, for the conversion of heretics and the propagation of the Roman Catholic faith, and reputed, however self-denying at times, to be unscrupulous in the means they employ to achieve their ends, which is, broadly speaking, re-establishing over Christendom the tyranny of the Church; they established themselves in the several countries of Europe, but their policy was found dangerous to political liberty as well as religious, and they are now everywhere nearly stamped out; there are nevertheless still several communities of them in the south of Europe, and even colleges in England, Ireland, and the United States, as well as missions under them in heathen parts.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jesuit in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jesuit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Jesuit in a Sentence

  1. Mick Mulroy:

    My father was someone that I always looked to for guidance. I sought to emulate his beliefs and his actions. He was a former Jesuit Catholic priest turned professor and scientist. My father led by word and by deed. He taught me ethics and morality through the study of philosophy, especially that of Socrates.

  2. Father Paredes:

    Pope Francis is truly Jesuit. He is ready to connect with simple ideas, that he always has in his heart and his mind.

  3. James Martin:

    Jesuit Father James Martin's creating a new space for LGBT people... He's saying it on the record and he's being very clear. It's not simply that he's tolerating it -- he's supporting it.

  4. Ryan Hamilton:

    Creighton is a Jesuit institution formally affiliated with the Catholic Church, one of the countrys most consistent and reliable advocates for pro-life causes, nebraska is a pro-life state and Republicans are a pro-life party.

  5. Anna Wintour:

    My very favorite was Father James Martin, he’s a Jesuit priest who was advising us on the exhibition, and he came in his appropriate robes and apparently all night people were coming up to him and saying, ‘I really like that you came as a sexy priest and you look so authentic.’ That was my favorite.

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