from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Roman Catholic Church A member of the Society of Jesus.
- n. One given to subtle casuistry.
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- n. a member of the Society of Jesus
- adj. of, relating to, or characteristic of this society or its members
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of a religious order founded by Ignatius Loyola, and approved in 1540, under the title of The Society of Jesus.
- n. Fig.: A crafty person; an intriguer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of the “Society of Jesus” (or “Company of Jesus”), founded by Ignatius Loyola in 1534 and confirmed by the Pope in 1540.
- n. A crafty or insidious person; an intriguer: so called in allusion to the crafty and intriguing methods commonly ascribed to the Jesuits.
- n. [lowercase] A dress worn by women in the latter part of the eighteenth century; a kind of indoor morning-gown.
- To cause to conform to the principles of the Jesuits; make a Jesuit of.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a member of the Jesuit order
- adj. having qualities characteristic of Jesuits or Jesuitism
French Jésuite, from Jésus, Jesus, from Late Latin Iēsus; see Jesus1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)