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il·lu·mi·na·ti

 (ĭ-lo͞o′mə-nä′tē)
pl.n.
1. People claiming to be unusually enlightened with regard to a subject.
2. Illuminati Any of various groups claiming special religious or philosophical enlightenment.

[Latin illūminātī, from pl. of illūminātus, past participle of illūmināre, to light up; see illuminate.]

illuminati

(ɪˌluːmɪˈnɑːtiː)
pl n, sing -to (-təʊ)
(Philosophy) a group of persons claiming exceptional enlightenment on some subject, esp religion
[C16: from Latin, literally: the enlightened ones, from illūmināre to illuminate]

Illuminati

(ɪˌluːmɪˈnɑːtiː)
pl n, sing -to (-təʊ)
1. (Philosophy) any of several groups of illuminati, esp in 18th-century France
2. (Roman Catholic Church) a group of religious enthusiasts of 16th-century Spain who were persecuted by the Inquisition
3. (Christian Churches, other) a masonic sect founded in Bavaria in 1778 claiming that the illuminating grace of Christ resided in it alone
4. (Christian Churches, other) a rare name for the Rosicrucians

il•lu•mi•na•ti

(ɪˌlu məˈnɑ ti, -ˈneɪ taɪ)

n.pl., sing. -to (-toʊ)
1. persons claiming to possess superior enlightenment.
2. (cap.) any of various religious sects claiming special enlightenment.
[1590–1600; < Latin illūminātī, pl. of illūminātus enlightened; see illuminate]
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If the Illuminati is real, it's got to be the least secret society in the universe.
It is not my intention to doubt that the doctrine of the Illuminati and the principles of Jacobinism had not spread in the United States," Washington wrote in a letter to a friend that is still posted on the government's online archives.
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