Jesuit definition

jĕzho͝o-ĭt, jĕzo͝o-, -yo͝o-
A member of the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic religious order for men, founded by Ignatius Loyola in 1534
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A crafty schemer; cunning dissembler.
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One given to subtle casuistry.
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(Christianity, chiefly Roman Catholicism) A member of the Society of Jesus.
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of this society or its members.
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(roman catholic church) A member of the Society of Jesus.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jesuit
Plural:
jesuits

Origin of jesuit

  • French Jésuite from Jésus Jesus from Late Latin Iēsus Jesus1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition