the theology or the practices of the Jesuits (often considered to be casuistic)
Syn: ↑Jesuitry
Derivationally related forms: ↑Jesuitic
Hypernyms: ↑Christian theology

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  • Jesuitism — is a particular approach to moral questions and problems, promoted by some Jesuits of the XVIIth century (not the Society of Jesus as a religious order). The word seems to have been used for the first time in 1622. Jesuitism is not a… …   Wikipedia

  • Jesuitism — Jes u*it*ism, n. [Cf. F. j[ e]suitisme.] [1913 Webster] 1. The principles and practices of the Jesuits. [1913 Webster] 2. Cunning; deceit; deceptive practices to effect a purpose; subtle argument; an opprobrious use of the word. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jesuitism — [jezh′o͞o it iz΄əm; jez′yo͞o it iz΄əm, jez′o͞oit iz΄əm] n. 1. the teachings or practice of the Jesuits 2. [j ] craftiness; duplicity; intrigue: hostile and offensive term, as used by anti Jesuits: Also Jesuitry [jezh′o͞o it rē; jez′yo͞o it rē,… …   English World dictionary

  • jesuitism — noun see Jesuit …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Jesuitism — /jezh ooh i tiz euhm, jez ooh , jez yooh /, n. 1. the system, principles, or practices of the Jesuits. 2. (often l.c.) a principle or practice, as casuistry, equivocation, or craft, ascribed to the Jesuits by their opponents. Also, Jesuitry.… …   Universalium

  • JESUITISM —    popularly regarded as an attempt to achieve holy ends by unholy means, but really and radically the apotheosis of falsehood and unreality to the dethronement of faith in the true, the genuine and the real, a deliberate shutting of the eyes to… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • jesuitism — n. practice and customs of the Jesuits; study and religious teachings of the Jesuits; deceit; deceitful practices to accomplish a purpose …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jesuitism — jesu·it·ism …   English syllables

  • Jesuitism — /ˈdʒɛʒjuətɪzəm/ (say jezhyoohuhtizuhm) noun a principle or practice such as casuistry ascribed to the Jesuits by their opponents. Also, Jesuitry …  

  • anti-Jesuitism — n. * * * …   Universalium

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