Rosicrucian

noun
Ro·​si·​cru·​cian | \ ˌrō-zə-ˈkrü-shən How to pronounce Rosicrucian (audio) , ˌrä- \

Definition of Rosicrucian

1 : an adherent of a 17th and 18th century movement professing esoteric and occult wisdom with emphasis on mysticism and spiritual enlightenment
2 : a member of one of several organizations held to be descended from the Rosicrucians

Other Words from Rosicrucian

Rosicrucian adjective
Rosicrucianism \ ˌrō-​zə-​ˈkrü-​shə-​ˌni-​zəm How to pronounce Rosicrucian (audio) , ˌrä-​ \ noun

First Known Use of Rosicrucian

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Rosicrucian

Christian Rosenkreutz (New Latin Rosae Crucis) reputed 15th century founder of the movement

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The first known use of Rosicrucian was in 1624

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“Rosicrucian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rosicrucian. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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