illuminati


il·lu·mi·na·ti

noun plural \i-ˌlü-mə-ˈnä-tē\

Definition of ILLUMINATI

1
capitalized :  any of various groups claiming special religious enlightenment
2
:  persons who are or who claim to be unusually enlightened
3
:  elite 1d <members of the academic illuminati>

Examples of ILLUMINATI

  1. <a book launching party to which only New York's cultural illuminati were invited>

Origin of ILLUMINATI

Italian & New Latin; Italian, from New Latin, from Latin, plural of illuminatus
First Known Use: 1599

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms

Zen, antinomian, avatar, gnosticism, ineffable, karma, koan, mantra

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