The Society of Jesus. See Jesuit.

(Jet) n. Same as 2d Get. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Jet), n. [OF. jet, jayet, F. jaïet, jais, L. gagates, fr. Gr. — so called from or a town and river in Lycia.] [written also jeat, jayet.] (Min.) A variety of lignite, of a very compact texture and velvet black color, susceptible of a good polish, and often wrought into mourning jewelry, toys, buttons, etc. Formerly called also black amber.

Jet ant(Zoöl.), a blackish European ant which builds its nest of a paperlike material in the trunks of trees.

(Jet), n. [F. jet, OF. get, giet, L. jactus a throwing, a throw, fr. jacere to throw. Cf. Abject, Ejaculate, Gist, Jess, Jut.]

1. A shooting forth; a spouting; a spurt; a sudden rush or gush, as of water from a pipe, or of flame from an orifice; also, that which issues in a jet.

2. Drift; scope; range, as of an argument. [Obs.]

3. The sprue of a type, which is broken from it when the type is cold. Knight.

(Jes"u*it*ed), a. Conforming to the principles of the Jesuits. Milton.

(Jes"u*it*ess), n. [Cf. F. Jésuitesse.] (R. C. Hist.) One of an order of nuns established on the principles of the Jesuits, but suppressed by Pope Urban in 1633.

(Jes`u*it"ic Jes`u*it"ic*al) a. [Cf. F. jésuitique.]

1. Of or pertaining to the Jesuits, or to their principles and methods.

2. Designing; cunning; deceitful; crafty; — an opprobrious use of the word. Dryden.

(Jes`u*it"ic*al*ly), adv. In a jesuitical manner.

(Jes"u*it*ism) n. [Cf. F. jésuitisme.]

1. The principles and practices of the Jesuits.

2. Cunning; deceit; deceptive practices to effect a purpose; subtle argument; — an opprobrious use of the word.

(Jes`u*it*oc"ra*cy) n. [Jesuit + -cracy, as in aristocracy.] Government by Jesuits; also, the whole body of Jesuits in a country. [R.] C. Kingsley.

(Jes"u*it*ry) n. Jesuitism; subtle argument. [R.] Carlyle.

(Je"sus) n. [L. Jesus, Gr. from Heb. Yeshua'; Yah Jehovah + hoshia' to help.] The Savior; the name of the Son of God as announced by the angel to his parents; the personal name of Our Lord, in distinction from Christ, his official appellation. Luke i. 31.

Thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he shall save his people from their sins.
Matt. i. 21.

The form Jesu is often used, esp. in the vocative.

Jesu, do thou my soul receive.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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