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illuminism

[ ih-loo-muh-niz-uhm ]

noun

  1. the doctrines or claims of Illuminati.
  2. a doctrine of enlightenment.


illuminism

/ ɪˈluːmɪˌnɪzəm /

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


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Derived Forms

  • ilˈluminist, noun

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Other Words From

  • il·lumi·nist noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of illuminism1

First recorded in 1790–1800; illumin(ati) + -ism

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Example Sentences

Illuminism in reality is less an Order than a principle, and a principle which can work better under cover of something else.

The opponents of Barruel and Robison therefore declare that Illuminism came finally to an end.

It was also not long before this lodge together with all those that depended on it was impregnated with Illuminism.

Illuminism therefore marks an entirely new departure in the history of European secret societies.

The word Illuminism is always represented by this symbol in the correspondence of the Illuminati.

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