[ rez-uh-rek-shuh-nist ]
/ ˌrɛz əˈrɛk ʃə nɪst /


a person who brings something to life or view again.
a believer in resurrection.
Also called resurrection man. a person who exhumes and steals dead bodies, especially for dissection; body snatcher.


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Origin of resurrectionist

First recorded in 1770–80; resurrection + -ist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for resurrectionist

/ (ˌrɛzəˈrɛkʃənɪst) /


facetious (formerly) a body snatcher
a member of an Anglican religious community founded in 1892
a person who believes in the Resurrection
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