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- proper n. An order of Roman Catholic clergy, the Jesuits, having a tradition of education, theological scholarship, and missionary work
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- n. See Jesuit.
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- n. a Roman Catholic order founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola in 1534 to defend Catholicism against the Reformation and to do missionary work among the heathen; it is strongly committed to education and scholarship
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