Jesuit proper n

L. Jēsūīta, little Jesus; see Jesus, proper n.

  1. Member of the “Society of Jesus”; monk of the order that Ignatius Loyola founded in 1533; Roman Catholic priest that espouses strict obedience to the Pope; one who has received elite intellectual and spiritual training; [personification] oriole; yellow bird; [fig.] zealot; pretender; deceiver; cunning one; shrewd creature.