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illuminism

[ih-loo-muh-niz-uh m]
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noun
  1. the doctrines or claims of Illuminati.
  2. a doctrine of enlightenment.

Origin of illuminism

First recorded in 1790–1800; illumin(ati) + -ism
Related formsil·lu·mi·nist, noun
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Examples from the Web for illuminism

Historical Examples

  • Parties were formed, some accusing Pierre of Illuminism, others supporting him.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • But religion and Freemasonry are not the only means by which Illuminism can be spread.

  • Illuminism, Cabalism, and even Satanism are still realities.

  • And yet we are told that Illuminism had no influence on the French Revolution!

  • Illuminism is not a pure doctrine, just because it is attracted by social activity and puffed up by pride.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy


British Dictionary definitions for illuminism

illuminism

noun
  1. belief in and advocation of special enlightenment
  2. the tenets and principles of the Illuminati or of any of several religious or political movements initiated by them
Derived Formsilluminist, noun
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