- any of a number of persons in the 17th and 18th cent. who professed to be members of a secret society said to have various sorts of occult lore and power
- a member of any of several later groups with doctrines and practices said to be based on those of these persons; esp., the Rosicrucian Order, or the Ancient Mystic Order Rosae Crucis (AMORC)
Origin of RosicrucianRosicruc- (; from Classical Latin rosa, a rose + crux, genitive crucis, a cross), Latinized form of the German name of the reputed founder, Christian Rosenkreuz + -ian
of or characteristic of the Rosicrucians
- A member of one of several international organizations such as the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis, devoted to the study of ancient mystical, philosophical, and religious doctrines and concerned with the application of these doctrines to modern life.
- A member of any of several secret organizations or orders of the 1600s and 1700s concerned with the study of religious mysticism and professing esoteric religious beliefs.
Of or relating to Rosicrucians or their philosophy.
Origin of RosicrucianFrom New Latin (Frater) Rosae Crucis, (Brother) of the Cross of the Rose, translation of German Rosenkreutz, surname of the traditional founder of the society.