Definition of Jesuit order

1. Noun. A Roman Catholic order founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola in 1534 to defend Catholicism against the Reformation and to do missionary work among the heathen; it is strongly committed to education and scholarship.

Exact synonyms: Society Of Jesus
Generic synonyms: Monastic Order, Order
Member holonyms: Jesuit



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Literary usage of Jesuit order

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1. A Text-Book in the History of Education by Paul Monroe (1905)
"Tlic Schools of the jesuit order. — The Society of Jesus, organized in 1540, became the chief instrument of the counter-Reformation movement. ..."

2. A Text-book in the History of Education by Paul Monroe (1905)
"The Schools of the jesuit order. — The Society of Jesus, organized in 1540, became the chief instrument of the counter-Reformation movement. ..."

3. Outlines of Church History by Rudolf Sohm (1909)
"The Destruction of the jesuit order The jesuit order had already prepared the way for its fall through its own development . The morality it preached had ..."

4. Readings in Modern European History: A Collection of Extracts from the by James Harvey Robinson, Charles Austin Beard (1908)
"In 1773 Pope Clement XIV reluctantly determined to issue a bull suppressing the jesuit order. After speaking of the great good that the various religious ..."

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