exoteric


ex·o·ter·ic

adjective \ˌek-sə-ˈter-ik\

Definition of EXOTERIC

1
a :  suitable to be imparted to the public <the exoteric doctrine> — compare esoteric
b :  belonging to the outer or less initiate circle
2
:  relating to the outside :  external
ex·o·ter·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of EXOTERIC

Latin & Greek; Latin exotericus, from Greek exōterikos, literally, external, from exōterō more outside, comparative of exō outside — more at exo-
First Known Use: 1660

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