Jesuit
noun Etymology: New Latin Jesuita, from Late Latin Jesus Date: 1548 1. a member of the Roman Catholic Society of Jesus founded by St. Ignatius Loyola in 1534 and devoted to missionary and educational work 2. one given to intrigue or equivocation • jesuitical also jesuitic adjective, often capitalizedjesuitically adverb, often capitalizedjesuitism or jesuitry noun, often capitalized

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

  • Jesuit — Jes u*it, n. [F. J[ e]suite, Sp. Jesuita: cf. It. Gesuita.] 1. (R. C. Ch.) One of a religious order founded by Ignatius Loyola, and approved in 1540, under the title of The Society of Jesus. [1913 Webster] Note: The order consists of Scholastics …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jesuit — 1540s, from Mod.L. Jesuita, member of the Society of Jesus, founded 1533 by Ignatius Loyola to combat Protestantism. Their enemies (in both Catholic and Protestant lands) accused them of belief that ends justify means, hence the sense a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Jesuit — ► NOUN ▪ a member of the society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic order of priests founded by St Ignatius Loyola and others in 1534 …   English terms dictionary

  • Jesuit — [jezh′o͞o it; jez′yo͞oit, jez′o͞oit] n. [ModL Jesuita < LL(Ec) Iesus,JESUS2 + ita, ITE1] 1. a member of the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic religious order for men, founded by Ignatius Loyola in 1534 2. [j ] a crafty schemer; cunning… …   English World dictionary

  • Jesuit — 1. An einem Jesuiten bricht man kein Gesetz und an einem Fuchse keine Wildbahn. – Opel, 384. 2. An Jesuiten ist nichts zu bessern. »Sie müssen sein, wie sie sind, oder gar nicht sein, erklärte ihr Ordensgeneral Ricci dem Papste Ganganelli.«… …   Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

  • Jesuit — 1. En jesuit er et medlem af jesuitterordenen. 2. En jesuit er en person der hylder princippet, at hensigten helliger midlet. 3. Snu og bedragerisk person …   Danske encyklopædi

  • Jesuit — UK [ˈdʒezjuɪt] / US [ˈdʒezuɪt] / US [ˈdʒeʒuɪt] noun [countable] Word forms Jesuit : singular Jesuit plural Jesuits a priest who belongs to a Christian religious organization called the Society of Jesus that was started in 1534 …   English dictionary

  • Jesuit — Il Gesù in Rom, Mutterkirche des Jesuitenordens Die Gesellschaft Jesu (Societas Jesu, SJ) ist eine katholische Ordensgemeinschaft, deren Mitglieder als Jesuiten bezeichnet werden. Die Gesellschaft Jesu wurde am 15. August 1534 von einem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jesuit — noun Jesuit is used before these nouns: ↑priest …   Collocations dictionary

  • Jesuit — [[t]ʤe̱zjuɪt, AM ʤe̱ʒuɪt[/t]] Jesuits N COUNT A Jesuit is a Catholic priest who belongs to the Society of Jesus …   English dictionary

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