variants: or less commonly Alombrado \ ˌaləmˈbrä(ˌ)t͟hō , -​ä(ˌ)dō \
plural -s

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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First Known Use of Alumbrado

1600, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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“Alumbrado.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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