Definition of Jesuit noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdʒezjuɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒeʒəwət//
Religious people, Types of belief
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a member of the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic religious group a Jesuit priest See related entries: Religious people, Types of belief Word Originfrom French jésuite or modern Latin Jesuita, from Christian Latin Iesus from Greek Iēsous, from a late Hebrew or Aramaic analogous formation based on Yěhōšûă‘ ‘Joshua’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Jesuit