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Society of Jesus, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishSociety of Jesus, thethe Society of JesusSoˌciety of ˈJesus, 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 of Loyola to do missionary work (=to spread the Catholic religion) and to set up Catholic universities in many parts of the world
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