esotericism


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es·o·ter·i·cism

 (ĕs′ə-tĕr′ĭ-sĭz′əm)
n.
1. Esoteric teachings or practices.
2. The quality or condition of being esoteric.

esotericism

1. the holding of secret doctrines; the practice of limiting knowledge to a small group.
2. an interest in items of a special, rare, novel, or unusual quality. Also esoterism.esoterist, n.
See also: Novelty
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