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Jesuitical

[ jezh-oo-it-i-kuhl, jez-oo-, jez-yoo- ]
/ ˌdʒɛʒ uˈɪt ɪ kəl, ˌdʒɛz u-, ˌdʒɛz yu- /
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adjective
of or relating to Jesuits or Jesuitism.
(often lowercase) practicing casuistry or equivocation; using subtle or oversubtle reasoning; crafty; sly; intriguing.
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Also Jes·u·it·ic [jezh-oo-it-ik, jez-oo-, jez-yoo-] /ˌdʒɛʒ uˈɪt ɪk, ˌdʒɛz u-, ˌdʒɛz yu-/ .

Origin of Jesuitical

First recorded in 1590–1600; Jesuit + -ical

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