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the society of jesus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Jesus \Je"sus\ (j[=e]"z[u^]s), prop. n. [L. Jesus, Gr. ?, from Heb. Y[=e]sh[=u]a'; Y[=a]h Jehovah + h[=o]sh[imac]a' 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. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he shall save his people from their sins. --Matt. i. 21. [1913 Webster] Note: The form Jesu is often used, esp. in the vocative. [1913 Webster] Jesu, do thou my soul receive. --Keble. [1913 Webster] The Society of Jesus. The Roman Catholic order whose members are called Jesuits. See Jesuit. [1913 Webster]