• WordNet 3.6
    • n Jansenist an advocate of Jansenism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Jansenist (Eccl. Hist) A follower of Cornelius Jansen , a Roman Catholic bishop of Ypres, in Flanders, in the 17th century, who taught certain doctrines denying free will and the possibility of resisting divine grace.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jansenist One of a body or school in the Roman Catholic Church, prominent in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, holding the doctrines of Cornelius Jansen. See also Old Catholics , under catholic.
    • n jansenist In the eighteenth century, a garment, part of a garment, or a fashion, supposed to be expressive of severity of manners: in allusion to the Jansenists of Port Royal, Thus, a sleeve covering the whole arm was called a Jansenist.
    • jansenist Of or pertaining to the Jansenists.
    • jansenist Noting a style in decoration, especially in bookbinding, characterized by extreme plainness: especially adapted to levant morocco and other materials which present beautiful surfaces.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Jansenist a believer in Jansenism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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In literature:

M. de Sacy belongs to a Jansenist family.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851" by Various
CRANMER, Jansenist character of, i.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
For all their zeal, the Jansenists of this century succeed only in bringing forth a miracle very small and very ridiculous.
"La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages" by Jules Michelet
The use of French for these purposes was a characteristic of the "Little Schools" of the Jansenists of Port-Royal(1643-1660).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
The Jesuits and the Jansenists of Louis XV's time shewed a like cleavage.
"The Christian Church in These Islands before the Coming of Augustine" by George Forrest Browne
To-day it is simply the capital of the province of Utrecht, the seat of a Catholic archbishop, and of a Jansenist archbishop as well.
"The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine" by Francis Miltoun
Whoever declared himself an enemy of the Jansenists became their friend.
"Priests, Women, and Families" by J. Michelet
It did bring on the struggle between the Jesuits, who were all-powerful in the Church, and the Jansenists.
"Women of Modern France (Illustrated)" by Hugo Paul Thieme (1870-1940)
He was a Jansenist, but was not much inconvenienced in consequence.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
During all this time his pen was busy with innumerable Jansenist pamphlets.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various