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 for Jesuit
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jesuit \Jes"u*it\, n. [F. J['e]suite, Sp. Jesuita: cf. It.
     Gesuita.]
     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.
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     Note: The order consists of Scholastics, the Professed, the
           Spiritual Coadjutors, and the Temporal Coadjutors or
           Lay Brothers. The Jesuit novice after two years becomes
           a Scholastic, and takes his first vows of poverty,
           chastity, and obedience simply. Some years after, at
           the close of a second novitiate, he takes his second
           vows and is ranked among the Coadjutors or Professed.
           The Professed are bound by a fourth vow, from which
           only the pope can dispense, requiring them to go
           wherever the pope may send them for missionary duty.
           The Coadjutors teach in the schools, and are employed
           in general missionary labors. The Society is governed
           by a General who holds office for life. He has
           associated with him "Assistants" (five at the present
           time), representing different provinces. The Society
           was first established in the United States in 1807. The
           Jesuits have displayed in their enterprises a high
           degree of zeal, learning, and skill, but, by their
           enemies, have been generally reputed to use art and
           intrigue in promoting or accomplishing their purposes,
           whence the words Jesuit, Jesuitical, and the like, have
           acquired an opprobrious sense.
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     2. Fig.: A crafty person; an intriguer.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Jesuit
      adj 1: having qualities characteristic of Jesuits or Jesuitism;
             "Jesuitical education" [syn: Jesuitical, Jesuitic,
             Jesuit]
      n 1: a member of the Jesuit order

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  43 Moby Thesaurus words for "Jesuit":
     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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