a group of islands in the S Pacific: a part of French Polynesia; largest island, Tahiti. (Excluding minor islands) 453 sq. mi. (1173 sq. km).
a group of islands in the S Pacific: administratively part of French Polynesia; consists of the Windward Islands and the Leeward Islands; became a French protectorate in 1843 and a colony in 1880. Pop: 214 445 (2002). Area: 1595 sq km (616 sq miles)
noun 1. See under Jesuit (def 1). noun 1. a member of a Roman Catholic religious order (Society of Jesus) founded by Ignatius of Loyola in 1534. 2. (often lowercase) a crafty, intriguing, or equivocating person: so called in allusion to the methods ascribed to the order by its opponents. adjective 3. of or relating […]
noun 1. light, graceful, entertaining poetry considered as appealing to polite society.
noun 1. a follower of Faustus and Laelius Socinus who rejected a number of traditional Christian doctrines, as the Trinity, the divinity of Christ, and original sin, and who held that Christ was miraculously begotten and that salvation will be granted to those who adopt Christ’s virtues. adjective 2. of or relating to the Socinians […]
noun 1. Faustus [faw-stuh s] /ˈfɔ stəs/ (Show IPA), (Fausto Sozzini) 1539–1604, and his uncle, Laelius [lee-lee-uh s] /ˈli li əs/ (Show IPA) (Lelio Sozzini), 1525–62, Italian Protestant theologians and reformers. noun 1. Faustus (ˈfɔːstəs), Italian name Fausto Sozzini, 1539–1604, and his uncle, Laelius (ˈliːlɪəs), Italian name Lelio Sozzini, 1525–62, Italian Protestant theologians and reformers