[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 jesuitical
When a reporter asked him a question, it would often elicit a series of Jesuitical responses.President Cuomo Would’ve Been a Lion
January 2, 2015
And have you forgotten that sleepwalking affair—all Jesuitical!The Crusade of the Excelsior
“That depends on circumstances,” returned the Rabbi in Jesuitical wise.One Snowy Night
Emily Sarah Holt
"A mere Jesuitical distinction," said Freeborn with emotion.Loss and Gain
John Henry Newman
The system of casuistry was one not solely of Jesuitical invention.Pascal
He told me of your hellish machinations; your Jesuitical plots; your schemes.Rookwood
William Harrison Ainsworth