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Jesuitism

[ jezh-oo-i-tiz-uhm, jez-oo-, jez-yoo- ]

noun

  1. the system, principles, or practices of the Jesuits.
  2. (often lowercase) a principle or practice, as casuistry, equivocation, or craft, ascribed to the Jesuits by their opponents.


Jesuitism

/ ˈdʒɛzjʊɪˌtɪzəm /

noun

  1. theology or practices of the Jesuits
  2. informal.
    subtle and equivocating arguments; casuistry


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Other Words From

  • an·ti-Jes·u·it·ism noun
  • an·ti-Jes·u·it·ry noun
  • pro-Jes·u·it·ism noun
  • pro-Jes·u·it·ry noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Jesuitism1

First recorded in 1600–10; Jesuit + -ism
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Example Sentences

It is a compendium of Jesuitism, and should be looked upon as a warning to the citizens of this new world.

But it was never anything else than the Jesuitism of liberty, a trick of the bourgeoisie to isolate the workmen.

Jesuitism is not to parade in full uniform, nor is it to lurk privily under never so humble a roof.

This "nonplussed" the self-confident and vain Amanda; all she could answer was, that "that was fine Jesuitism."

Jesuitism has grafted its faith upon the superstitions of the Montezumas, and a curious fruitage is the result.

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