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

Historical Examples

  • But Chuang Tzŭ was something more than a metaphysician and an illuminist.

    A Critic in Pall Mall

    Oscar Wilde

  • We shall find this apparent paradox running all through the Illuminist movement to the present day.

British Dictionary definitions for illuminist


  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 Formsilluminist, noun
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