Adjective "jesuit" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A member of the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic order of priests founded by St Ignatius Loyola, St Francis Xavier, and others in 1534, to do missionary work. The order was zealous in opposing the Reformation. Despite periodic persecution it has retained an important influence in Catholic thought and education.
  1. 'The Pope sacrificed the Jesuits in order to appease neighbouring rulers.'
  2. 'The missionary Jesuit order developed a speciality in clinical depictions of torturous martyrdoms.'
  3. 'History tells us that in the sixteenth century Ignatius Loyola decreed that henceforth all priests of the Jesuit order must wear a collar.'
  4. 'There are separate church procedures in Melbourne and for any complaints against priests of the Jesuit order.'
  5. 'The Christian mission led by the Jesuits arrived at a messy time in Chinese history.'
  6. 'The founder of the Jesuits, Ignatius Loyola, must be seen as a key player during it.'
  7. 'The Society of Jesus, the Jesuits, was among the most prominent of these new orders.'
  8. 'In some ways they were only doing what the Jesuits and other Catholics had done for 150 years.'
  9. 'What Jesuit higher education was is clear, but all the authors reject a return to the past.'
  10. 'The royal children would have been handed over to the Jesuits for education, led by the gentle and intelligent Father Garnet.'

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1. a member of a Roman Catholic religious order (Society of Jesus) founded by Ignatius of Loyola in 153


2. (often lowercase) a crafty, intriguing, or equivocating person: so called in allusion to the methods ascribed to the order by its opponents. adjective

3. of or relating to Jesuits or Jesuitism.

More examples(as adjective)

"priests can be jesuit."

"missionaries can be jesuit."

"colleges can be jesuit."

"seminaries can be jesuit."

"schools can be jesuit."

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(Jesuit)From French jésuite or modern Latin Jesuita, from Christian Latin Iesus (see Jesus).