Society of Jesus

Roman Catholic religious order for men founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola in 1534, the Jesuits

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Society of Jesus — Society So*ci e*ty, n.; pl. {Societies}. [L. societas, fr. socius a companion: cf. F. soci[ e]t[ e]. See {Social}.] 1. The relationship of men to one another when associated in any way; companionship; fellowship; company. Her loved society.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Society of Jesus — n. JESUIT * * * …   Universalium

  • Society of Jesus — n. JESUIT …   English World dictionary

  • Society of Jesus — Jesuit redirects here. For the American hardcore punk band, see Jesuit (band). For the personal philosophy encompassing the moral teachings of Jesus, see Jesuism. Society of Jesus Abbreviation SJ, Jesuits Motto …   Wikipedia

  • Society of Jesus — Society of Je|sus, the the formal name of the ↑Jesuits, a large and respected society of Roman Catholic priests, which was established in the 16th century by St Ignatius Loyola to do ↑missionary work (=to spread the Catholic religion) and to set… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Society of Jesus. — See under Jesuit (def. 1). * * * …   Universalium

  • Society of Jesus — noun An order of Roman Catholic clergy, the Jesuits, having a tradition of education, theological scholarship, and missionary work …   Wiktionary

  • SOCIETY OF JESUS —    the Jesuit order founded by IGNATIUS LOYOLA (q.v. LOYOLA, IGNATIUS) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Society of Jesus —  Общество Иисуса …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • Society of Jesus — Soci′ety of Je′sus n. rel See under Jesuit 1) …   From formal English to slang

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