Members of the Society of Jesus are much better known as Jesuits. From where did they get the later name?
#107670. Asked by star_gazer. (Aug 03 09 9:35 PM)
The term "Jesuit" (of fifteenth-century origin, meaning one who used too frequently or appropriated the name of Jesus), was first applied to the Society in reproach (1544-52), and was never employed by its founder, though members and friends of the Society in time appropriated the name in its positive meaning.
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