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of or relating to or Jesuitism.
(often lowercase) practicing casuistry or equivocation; using subtle or oversubtle reasoning; crafty; sly; intriguing.
Contemporary Examples

When a reporter asked him a question, it would often elicit a series of Jesuitical responses.
President Cuomo Would’ve Been a Lion Jonathan Alter January 1, 2015

Historical Examples

And thus, my friend, did I find myself allied to the Jesuitical party.
Memoirs of the Comtesse du Barry Etienne Leon Lamothe-Langon

And have you forgotten that sleepwalking affair—all Jesuitical!
The Crusade of the Excelsior Bret Harte

“Mysterious, if not Jesuitical,” murmured Beverley; but the clergyman affected not to hear.
Mr. Claghorn’s Daughter Hilary Trent

“That depends on circumstances,” returned the Rabbi in Jesuitical wise.
One Snowy Night Emily Sarah Holt

There is possibly a Jesuitical mental reservation contained in the words “mechanical means.”
Popular scientific lectures Ernst Mach

The system of casuistry was one not solely of Jesuitical invention.
Pascal John Tulloch

These Jesuitical associations are hotbeds of treason and intrigue!
Mlle. Fouchette Charles Theodore Murray

He told me of your hellish machinations; your Jesuitical plots; your schemes.
Rookwood William Harrison Ainsworth

Charles was too angry and too honourable to listen to the Jesuitical insinuation, and war was the word.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 63, No. 391, May, 1848 Various


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