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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • The Society of Jesus —     The Society of Jesus     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Society of Jesus     (Company of Jesus, Jesuits)     See also DISTINGUISHED JESUITS, JESUIT APOLOGETIC, EARLY JESUIT GENERALS, and fou …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • The Jesuits (The Society of Jesus) —     The Society of Jesus     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Society of Jesus     (Company of Jesus, Jesuits)     See also …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Suppression of the Society of Jesus — The Suppression of the Jesuits in Portugal, France, the Two Sicilies, Parma and the Spanish Empire by 1767 was a result of a series of political moves rather than a theological controversy [Citation last = Roehner first = Bertrand M. author link …   Wikipedia

  • Superior General of the Society of Jesus — The Superior General of the Society of Jesus is the official title of the leader of the Society of Jesus mdash;the Roman Catholic religious order also known as the Jesuits. He is generally addressed as Father General. The position carries the… …   Wikipedia

  • Croatian Province of the Society of Jesus — The Croatian Province of the Society of Jesus (Croatian: Hrvatska pokrajina Družbe Isusove) is a province of the Society of Jesus, or the Jesuits, of the Catholic Church which is active in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of… …   Wikipedia

  • Church of the Society of Jesus — La Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús Basic information Location Quito, Ecuador Affiliation Roman Catholic Website …   Wikipedia

  • Society of Jesus — Jesuit redirects here. For the American hardcore punk band, see Jesuit (band). For the personal philosophy encompassing the moral teachings of Jesus, see Jesuism. Society of Jesus Abbreviation SJ, Jesuits Motto …   Wikipedia

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — Classification Latter Day Saint movement Theology Nontrinitarian, Mormonism Governance …   Wikipedia

  • Society of Jesus — Society So*ci e*ty, n.; pl. {Societies}. [L. societas, fr. socius a companion: cf. F. soci[ e]t[ e]. See {Social}.] 1. The relationship of men to one another when associated in any way; companionship; fellowship; company. Her loved society.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints membership statistics — The tables on this page represents Latter Day Saint membership as reported by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints as of January 1, 2009.[1][2] The membership count include adults and children, and also include active and less active… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”