Definition of Alumbrado
: a member of a 16th century mystical Spanish sect striving for spiritual illumination and union with God —called also Perfectibilist
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Origin and Etymology of alumbrado
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
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