1. a member of the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic religious order for men, founded
by Ignatius Loyola in 1534
2. [j-] a crafty schemer; cunning dissembler; casuist, hostile and offensive term, as used by anti-Jesuits
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Derived forms Jesuitic (ˌJesuˈitic)
adjective or ˌJesuˈitical