See under Jesuit (def 1).
a member of a Roman Catholic religious order (Society of Jesus) founded by Ignatius of Loyola in 1534.
(often lowercase) a crafty, intriguing, or equivocating person: so called in allusion to the methods ascribed to the order by its opponents.
of or relating to Jesuits or Jesuitism.
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
(sometimes not capital) (informal, offensive) a person given to subtle and equivocating arguments; casuist
Society of Jesus
the religious order of the Jesuits, founded by Ignatius Loyola
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
1. a combining form used, with the meanings “social,” “sociological,” or “society,” in the formation of compound words: sociometry; socioeconomic. combining form 1. denoting social or society: socioeconomic, sociopolitical, sociology socio- pref. Society: sociocentric. Social: sociogenic.