The Society of Jesus
Jesus Je"sus (j[=e]"z[u^]s), prop. n. [L. Jesus, Gr. ?, from Heb. Y[=e]sh[=u]a'; Y[=a]h Jehovah + h[=o]sh[imac]a' to help.] The {Savior}; the name of the Son of God as announced by the angel to his parents; the personal name of Our Lord, in distinction from Christ, his official appellation. --Luke i. 31. [1913 Webster]

Thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he shall save his people from their sins. --Matt. i. 21. [1913 Webster]

Note: The form Jesu is often used, esp. in the vocative. [1913 Webster]

Jesu, do thou my soul receive. --Keble. [1913 Webster]

{The Society of Jesus}. The Roman Catholic order whose members are called Jesuits. See {Jesuit}. [1913 Webster]


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