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  1. a person who brings something to life or view again.
  2. a believer in resurrection.
  3. 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
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British Dictionary definitions for resurrectionist


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