illuminism

[ih-loo-muh-niz-uh m]

Origin of illuminism

First recorded in 1790–1800; illumin(ati) + -ism
Related formsil·lu·mi·nist, noun
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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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