Jesuit (noun)

  1. A member of the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic order of priests founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola in the 16th century.
  2. A person who follows the teachings or methods of the Jesuits.


Late 16th century: from french jésuite, from jésus "jesus", the name of the society"s founder.


  1. The Jesuit mission was established in the new territory.
  2. He was educated by Jesuits and became a priest himself.
  3. The society of Jesuits was known for its rigorous training and missionary work.
  4. She admired the Jesuits for their dedication to education.
  5. The Jesuits have been involved in many historical events and controversies.
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