HyperDic: society_of_jesus

English > 1 sense of the expression Society of Jesus:
NOUNgroupSociety of Jesus, Jesuit ordera 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
English > Society of Jesus: 1 sense > noun 1, group
MeaningA 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.
SynonymJesuit order
MembersJesuitA member of the Jesuit order
Broaderorder, monastic orderA group of person living under a religious rule
Spanishjesuítas, Sociedad de Jesús
CatalanCompanyia de Jesús

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