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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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(Betti, 1951: 27) Per Betti, che fa del processo giudiziario la propria costante, l'opera d'arte e un avventuroso itinerario illuminato da "un teorema morale che l'artista non si era proposto" (Betti, 1951: 27).
A: Allora ella chiuse gli occhi e le parvo di camminare assieme con lui attraverso lo stradale illuminato da una luce fantastica.
(23) Siamo grati ai preziosi contributi di Jose Trindade Santos sul Poema di Parmenide e su alcuni dialoghi di Platone per averci illuminato sul senso dell'interpretazione antipredicativa.
Antonio Tancredi (1,2), Paolo Graziano (3), Roberto Scaramuzzi (1,4), Gerardo Scaramuzzi (1), Illuminato Carosi (3), Vito Attino (3), Antonello Cuttitta (1), Marco Taurchini (1)
SCADUTO, Stato e confessioni religiose, Roma 1911, 14: <<Lo Stato moderno, mentre da una parte non considera piu la Chiesa cattolica come comunione privilegiata, dall'altra, pero, non si permette piu, diversamente che lo Stato assolutista, sebbene illuminato del secolo XVIII, di ingerirsi nel governo, meramente spirituale, della Chiesa (...).
Attraverso quest'ideale prospettiva si matura la Vita [...] ed e ovvio ch'essa si configuri come un machiavellico dissidio tra 'fortuna' e 'virtU', tra l'acerbo destino [...], da una parte, e il protagonista, illuminato dalla divina grazia, dall'altra" (42).
And as it turned out, Brandon Bolmer, the vocalist who replaced Owens for the 2010 Chiodos album, "Illuminato,'' and drummer Tanner Wayne had both left Chiodos, and the future of the band was very much in question.
"I'm not somebody who is for or against nano," says Ian Illuminato, who directs Friends of the Earth's U.S.
Yet, as the Crusade went on, Francis and follower Brother Illuminato went to meet with Sultan al-Kamil of Egypt, perhaps for days, and returned with at least one gift from the Muslim leader.