Definition of "jesuitic" []

  • Of or pertaining to the Jesuits, or to their principles and methods. (adjective)
  • Designing; cunning; deceitful; crafty; -- an opprobrious use of the word. (adjective)
  • A member of a Roman Catholic religious order (the Society of Jesus) founded by Saint Ignatius Loyola in 1534 with the aims of defending the papacy and Catholicism against the Reformation and to undertake missionary work among the heathen (noun)

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Use "jesuitic" in a sentence
  • "Last and greatest, see, for one moment, the Abbe Maury; with his jesuitic eyes, his impassive brass face, 'image of all the cardinal sins.'"
  • "Who are they that, carping and quarrelling, in their jesuitic most moderate way, seek to shackle the Patriotic movement?"
  • "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?""