Jesuit

Definition of Jesuit

Jes´u`it
n.1.(R. C. Ch.) One of a religious order founded by Ignatius Loyola, and approved in 1540, under the title of The Society of Jesus.
2.Fig.: A crafty person; an intriguer.
Jesuits' bark
Peruvian bark, or the bark of certain species of Cinchona; - so called because its medicinal properties were first made known in Europe by Jesuit missionaries to South America.
Jesuits' drops
See Friar's balsam, under Friar.
Jesuits' nut
the European water chestnut.
Jesuits' powder
powdered cinchona bark.
Jesuits' tea
a Chilian leguminous shrub, used as a tea and medicinally.

Related Words

Augustinian, Augustinian Hermit, Austin Friar, Benedictine, Bernardine, Black Friar, Black Monk, Bonhomme, Brigittine, Capuchin, Carmelite, Carthusian, Cistercian, Cluniac, Conventual, Crossed Friar, Crutched Friar, Dominican, Franciscan, Friar Minor, Gilbertine, Gray Friar, Hospitaler, Loyolite, Marist, Maryknoll, Minorite, Observant, Oratorian, Premonstratensian, Recollect, Recollet, Redemptorist, Templar, Trappist, White Friar, begging hermit, casuist, choplogic, paralogist, preaching friar, sophist, sophister
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