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Definition of "jesuitical" []

  • 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 "jesuitical" in a sentence
  • "The Bishop's apology strikes me as--excuse the term--"jesuitical" in its careful avoidance of the central issue."
  • "He is bringing back the problem of jesuitical thinking, a mode of thought characterized by "dissembling and equivocating in a manner once associated with Jesuits.""
  • "If they attempt “clarification”, as Anderson is doing, they come across as jesuitical word-parers or philosophical mugwumps."
  • "If they attempt “clarification”, as Anderson is doing, they come across as jesuitical word-parers or philosophical mugwumps."
  • "This counter-reformation jesuitical "military bureaucracy" model of the clergy and religious is a fundamental structural problem with the church today, and the solution cannot be reduced to simply rooting out the bad."
  • "I care, he said, and I steeled myself for a jesuitical parsing of Part X of the Rules of the Senate of Canada."