Meaning of Jesuit

Jes•u•it

Pronunciation: ( jezh'-it, jez'-, jez'y-), [key]
— n.
  1. a member of a Roman Catholic religious orderfounded by Ignatius of Loyola in 1534.
  2. (often l.c.) a crafty, intriguing, or equivocating person: so called in allusion to the methods ascribed to the order by its opponents.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to Jesuits or Jesuitism.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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