the exhumation and stealing of dead bodies, especially for dissection.
Origin of resurrectionism
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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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