Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the Jesuits or their principles.
  • [lowercase] Same as jesuitical.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the Jesuits, or to their principles and methods.
  • adjective Designing; cunning; deceitful; crafty; -- an opprobrious use of the word.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having qualities characteristic of Jesuits or Jesuitism

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Examples

  • Last and greatest, see, for one moment, the Abbe Maury; with his jesuitic eyes, his impassive brass face, 'image of all the cardinal sins.'

    The French Revolution

  • Who are they that, carping and quarrelling, in their jesuitic most moderate way, seek to shackle the Patriotic movement?

    The French Revolution

  • With such sanctified meekness does the Incorruptible lift his seagreen cheek to the smiter; lift his thin voice, and with jesuitic dexterity plead, and prosper: asking at last, in a prosperous manner: "But what witnesses has the Citoyen Barbaroux to support his testimony?"

    The French Revolution

  • How his answers and explanations flow ready; jesuitic, plausible to the ear!

    The French Revolution

  • He assumed his grand jesuitic airs, and, although with honeyed word he would take the liberty of censuring me because I sometimes spent a night out, and, as he would say, “God knows where!”

    The memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • He assumed his grand jesuitic airs, and, although with honeyed word he would take the liberty of censuring me because I sometimes spent a night out, and, as he would say, "God knows where!"

    Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 06: Paris

  • He assumed his grand jesuitic airs, and, although with honeyed word he would take the liberty of censuring me because I sometimes spent a night out, and, as he would say, "God knows where!"

    The Complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanova

  • What is the church? is a question upon which all the subtilty of jesuitic schoolmen and casuists has been exhausted, to mystify and mislead the honest inquirer in every age.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02

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