Definition of anno lucis
—used by many Freemasons with a year to indicate the number of years elapsed since 4000 b.c., 4000 being added to the usual computation of the year a.d. 1980 is Anno Lucis 5980 ; abbreviation A.L. often printed in small capitals
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Origin and Etymology of anno lucis
New Latin, in the year of light; from the conception that God's word creating light in Genesis 1:3 marks the beginning of creation
First Known Use: 1776
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