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 Illumina’ted Doctor.Illuminations. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Illumina’ti.
 
The baptised were at one time so called, because a lighted candle was given them to hold as a symbol that they were illuminated by the Holy Ghost.   1
   Four religious societies have been so called, viz.:   2
   (1) The Hesychasts in the fourteenth century.   3
   (2) The Alombra’dos of Spain in the sixteenth century.   4
   (3) The Guerinets of France in the seventeenth century.   5
   (4) The Mystics of Belgium in the eighteenth century.   6
   Add to these the Rosicrucians (q.v.).   7
   The Order of the Illuminati. A republican society, founded at Ingoldstadt in Bavaria, 1776; having for its object the establishment of a religion consistent with “sound reason.”   8
 


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