Jesuit: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: ( jezh'-it, jez'-, jez'y-), [key]
- a member of a Roman Catholic religious orderfounded by Ignatius of Loyola in 1534.
- (often l.c.) a crafty, intriguing, or equivocating person: so called in allusion to the methods ascribed to the order by its opponents.
- of or pertaining to Jesuits or Jesuitism.
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