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1. A member of one of several international organizations such as the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis, devoted to the study of ancient mystical, philosophical, and religious doctrines and concerned with the application of these doctrines to modern life.
2. A member of any of several secret organizations or orders of the 1600s and 1700s concerned with the study of religious mysticism and professing esoteric religious beliefs.
Of or relating to Rosicrucians or their philosophy.
[From New Latin (Frāter) Rosae Crucis, (Brother) of the Cross of the Rose, translation of German Rosenkreutz, surname of the traditional founder of the society.]
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(Christian Churches, other) a member of a society professing esoteric religious doctrines, venerating the emblems of the rose and Cross as symbols of Christ's Resurrection and Redemption, and claiming various occult powers
(Christian Churches, other) of, relating to, or designating the Rosicrucians or Rosicrucianism
[C17: from Latin Rosae Crucis Rose of the Cross, translation of the German name Christian Rosenkreuz, supposed founder of the society in the 15th century]
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Ro•si•cru•cian(ˌroʊ zɪˈkru ʃən, ˌrɒz ɪ-)
1. a member of an international society professing esoteric religious principles and emphasizing occult knowledge and powers.adj.
2. characteristic of the Rosicrucians.
[1615–25; < Latin Rosicruc- (Latinized form of Christian Rosenkreuz, alleged 15th-century founder of the society =ros(a) rose1 + -i- -i- + cruc- (s. of crux) cross) + -ian]
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|Noun||1.||Rosicrucian - a member of any of various organizations that subsequently derived from the 17th-century society|
|2.||Rosicrucian - a member of a secret 17th-century society of philosophers and scholars versed in mystical and metaphysical and alchemical lore|
|Adj.||1.||Rosicrucian - of or relating to the Rosicrucians|
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