[jezh-oo-it-i-kuh l or jezh-oo-it-ik; jez-oo-, jez-yoo-]
- of or relating to Jesuits or Jesuitism.
- (often lowercase) practicing casuistry or equivocation; using subtle or oversubtle reasoning; crafty; sly; intriguing.
Origin of Jesuitical
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Examples from the Web for jesuitic
She studied the friendly, Jesuitic wrinkles in his face, by virtue of which he managed to conceal his real thoughts.The Goose Man
The police, under Jesuitic influence, at length seized on the plates in the cabinet of the fair artist.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)
In truth, it is always impossible to decide on the latent meaning of the Jesuitic pen.Amenities of Literature
This verdict displayed the Jesuitic character of Russian politics.
Who are they that, carping and quarrelling, in their jesuitic most moderate way, seek to shackle the Patriotic movement?The French Revolution