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resurrectionism

[rez-uh-rek-shuh-niz-uh m] /ˌrɛz əˈrɛk ʃəˌnɪz əm/
noun
1.
the exhumation and stealing of dead bodies, especially for dissection.
Origin of resurrectionism
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; resurrection + -ism
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resurrectionism

/ˌrɛzəˈrɛkʃəˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
belief that men will rise again from the dead, esp the Christian doctrine of the Resurrection of Christ and of all mankind at the Last Judgment
2.
(facetious) (formerly) body snatching
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