Jesuitism

or Jes·u·it·ry

[jezh-oo-i-tiz-uh m, 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.

Origin of Jesuitism

First recorded in 1600–10; Jesuit + -ism
Related formsan·ti-Jes·u·it·ism, nounan·ti-Jes·u·it·ry, noun
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Jesuitism

Jesuitry

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