variants or less commonly Alombrado
plural -s
: a member of a 16th century mystical Spanish sect striving for spiritual illumination and union with God

called also Perfectibilist

Word History


Spanish Alumbrado, literally, illuminated one, from alumbrado illuminated, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin alluminatus, past participle of alluminare to illuminate, from Latin ad- + luminare to illuminate, from lumin-, lumen light

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Alumbrado was in 1600

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“Alumbrado.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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