in the fictional universe of the Star Wars franchise: a member of an order of heroic, skilled warrior monks who are able to harness the mystical power of the Force. Also in extended and allusive use; esp. someone (humorously) credited with great skill or preternatural powers. Also more fully Jedi knight, Jedi master
This is the story of Mace Windy…as related to us by C.J. Thorpe, padawaan learner to the famed Jedi.
Journal of Whills (Manuscript draft) in L. Dowling Star Wars Year by Year (2010) 29/1
1983 Computerworld 10 Oct. 42/3
Most [hackers], we're assured, are good Jedi knights.
2005 Wall St. Jrnl. (Electronic ed.) 23 May r4
It took a real Jedi…to see that working alongside the music giants was a way to steal the lead in an important new market without getting crushed.
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