An example of an illuminati is someone who says they know the secrets of a specific religion.
- sing. -·to people who have or profess to have special intellectual or spiritual enlightenment
- any of various societies, sects, etc., historical or conjectured, of such people: such groups are usually secret and, often specif., thought to wield a furtive influence as over world affairs: usually with the
Origin of illuminatiItalian (or ModL) ; from L, plural of illuminatus: see illuminate
- People claiming to be unusually enlightened with regard to a subject.
- Illuminati Any of various groups claiming special religious or philosophical enlightenment.
Origin of illuminatiLatin ill&umacron;minat&imacron;, from pl. of ill&umacron;minatus, past participle of ill&umacron;minare, to light up; see illuminate.
- Any of various societies, sects or other people claiming religious or intellectual enlightenment.
- Persons in the early church who had received baptism and been given a lighted taper as a symbol of the spiritual illumination they had received.
- Members of a Spanish sect of the sixteenth century, who believed that, by means of prayer, they had attained so perfect a state as to have no need of ordinances, sacraments, good works, etc.; the Alumbrados or Perfectibilists.
- Members of certain associations in Europe who combined to promote social reform in pursuit of perfection; especially one originated in 1776 by Adam Weishaupt.
- An obscure sect of French familists.
- The Hesychasts, Mystics, and Quietists.
- The Rosicrucians.
- An alleged global, elite, secret society which has as its ultimate objective the subjugation of humanity (world domination or New World Order).
- The methods of control used by "Ming the Merciless, Rules of the Universe" in the 1980 film Flash Gordon are a metaphor for what some perceive to be the influence of the Illuminati on the real world.
illuminati - Computer Definition
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