What Does Jesuit Mean?


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Girija Naiksatam Profile
A Jesuit is a person belonging to the Jesuit order, the official name for which is the 'Society of Jesus'. Saint Ignatius of Loyola was the one who founded this Roman Catholic order in the year 1534. The people who joined this society were known as the soldiers of Jesus. It was the one body that single-handedly spearheaded the counter Revolution, the main purpose of which was to protect Catholicism from the Reformation.

One of the things that the Jesuit order is well known for is its missionary work through which it has managed to make significant achievements. Throughout the years they have come to be known as people who are intellectually charged. They are best known for their fiery natures and resourcefulness when in debate. In the recent times they've been labeled as 'free-ranging thinkers' as far as political and religious backgrounds are concerned.
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Swarda Padwal answered
The word Jesuit has its origin in Late Latin an did obtained from the word Iēsus. Later, this word was modified as Jésus and meant 'Jesus'. It was adapted as Jésuite by the French. Jesuit is a noun and relates to the Roman Catholic Church. Jesuit is a member who belongs to the Society of Jesus. Society of Jesus was founded in 1534 by Ignatius of Loyola. Thus, something which relates to such Society or its member is addressed as Jesuitical. For example: Jesuitical education. It describes the education which relates to the Society of Jesus.

Jesuit could also mean a person who is crafty or very subtle in his dealings. Such a person is intriguing and equivocating and is given to chicanery, deception, sophism or speciousness.

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