A member of the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic religious order for men, founded by Ignatius Loyola in 1534
A crafty schemer; cunning dissembler.
One given to subtle casuistry.
(Christianity, chiefly Roman Catholicism) A member of the Society of Jesus.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of this society or its members.
(roman catholic church) A member of the Society of Jesus.
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Origin of jesuit
French JésuitefromJésusJesusfrom Late Latin IēsusJesus1
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Jesuit Sentence Examples
A former Jesuit monastery is now used for a grammar school and seminary.
He was admitted a Jesuit in 1612, and afterwards sent on mission work to Chile and Peru, where he became rector of the college of Cuenca.
But the most celebrated writer of this period was the Jesuit Francis Faludi, the translator, through the Italian, of William Darrell's works.
Influenced by the Jesuit John Ramirez he entered the Society of Jesus in 1564, and after teaching philosophy at Segovia, taught theology at Valladolid, at Alcala, at Salamanca, and at Rome successively.
In theology, Suarez attached himself to the doctrine of Luis Molina, the celebrated Jesuit professor of Evora.