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Jes•u•it



Pronunciation: ( jezh'OO-it, jez'OO-, jez'yOO-), [key]
n.
1. a member of a Roman Catholic religious order (Society of Jesus) founded 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.
of or pertaining to Jesuits or Jesuitism.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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