or Jes·u·it·ic

[ jezh-oo-it-i-kuh l or jezh-oo-it-ik; jez-oo-, jez-yoo- ]
/ ˌdʒɛʒ uˈɪt ɪ kəl or ˌdʒɛʒ uˈɪt ɪk; ˌdʒɛz u-, ˌdʒɛz yu- /


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

Origin of Jesuitical

First recorded in 1590–1600; Jesuit + -ical

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