resurrectionist

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

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.

Nearby words

  1. resurrection,
  2. resurrection fern,
  3. resurrection plant,
  4. resurrectionary,
  5. resurrectionism,
  6. resurvey,
  7. resuscitate,
  8. resuscitation,
  9. resuscitator,
  10. resveratrol

Origin of resurrectionist

First recorded in 1770–80; resurrection + -ist

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British Dictionary definitions for resurrectionist

resurrectionist

/ (ˌrɛzəˈrɛkʃənɪst) /

noun

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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