illuminati

plural noun il·lu·mi·na·ti \ i-ˌlü-mə-ˈnä-tē \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of illuminati

1 capitalized :any of various groups claiming special religious enlightenment
2 :persons who are or who claim to be unusually enlightened
3 :elite 1d
  • members of the academic illuminati

Origin and Etymology of illuminati

Italian & New Latin; It, from New Latin, from Latin, plural of illuminatus

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