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resurrectionism

[ rez-uh-rek-shuh-niz-uhm ]
/ ˌrɛz əˈrɛk ʃəˌnɪz əm /
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noun
the exhumation and stealing of dead bodies, especially for dissection.
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Origin of resurrectionism

First recorded in 1855–60; resurrection + -ism
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How to use resurrectionism in a sentence

  • In 1848, "polygism" and "sexual resurrectionism" severely denounced in the "Millennial Star," published in Liverpool.

British Dictionary definitions for resurrectionism

resurrectionism
/ (ˌrɛzəˈrɛkʃəˌnɪzəm) /

noun
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
facetious (formerly) body snatching
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