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Jesuit:

see Jesus, Society ofJesus, Society of,
religious order of the Roman Catholic Church. Its members are called Jesuits. St. Ignatius of Loyola, its founder, named it Compañia de Jesús [Span.,=(military) company of Jesus]; in Latin it is Societas Jesu (abbr. S.J.).
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Jesuit

a member of a Roman Catholic religious order (the Society of Jesus) founded by the Spanish ecclesiastic Saint Ignatius Loyola (1491--1556) in 1534 with the aims of defending the papacy and Catholicism against the Reformation and to undertake missionary work among the heathen
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As another old China hand once said, the international debate over Taiwan has risen to the level of "theology," a theology worthy of the finest Jesuitical or Talmudic elucidation, and should be examined as such.
The brethren are hoping that the concert will succeed in raising awareness of ''the pernicious threat of Roman Catholicism's plans for World domination through Jesuitical scheming and the ritual sacrifice of protestant infants''.
and his beautiful daughter Antonia, the only Costaguanan in the book who has a major speaking role is Padre Corbelan, a former missionary to the Indians who has a Jesuitical appetite for intrigue and who maintains useful contacts on both sides of the law.
The Jesuits were said to have mounted a very Jesuitical argument against the theaters, claiming that much of the Venetian patriciate would be burned up, were the theaters to catch fire.
A slightly less daunting local monument is the Jesuitical college, built at much the same time and now occupied by the university's economics faculty.
His bizarre Harley-riding, chopper-piloting, reporter-threatening efforts to show executive manliness would have herniated a gorilla, but his Jesuitical denials that he ever favored force against Iraq, the No Child Left Behind Act, the USA PATRIOT Act, or NAFTA, all of which he voted for, make it clear that he's a 98-pound weakling when it comes to standing by his record.
His Jesuitical methods were condemned by Russian socialists of the seventies, but until his arrest he held a hypnotic power over his followers.
173) See Cleveland, supra note 9, at 164-65; see also SMITH, supra note 2, at 205 (arguing that Manifest Destiny in the 1840s was seen as "God's design for the Anglo-American race" so that Americans could rule over the west and displace "degenerate, despotic, [and] Jesuitical Spanish influences").
Yet as much as she despised the nuns' despotic rule at the convent, she also credited her Jesuitical training with teaching her one crucial lesson: that ideas have enormous power.
Jones with his much-quoted comment that "Everybody's going to make it if there are enough shovels to go around"; and the Federal Emergency Management Agency with its jesuitical insistence that while an atomic war might be an "unparalleled disaster," it need not be an "unmitigated disaster.
But first, when he exploded out of his long Jesuitical years of public silence in his massive, tempestuous "The Wreck of the Deutschland," he exhibited a veritable catalog of most of the poetic devices he had developed during that silence.