/i looh'meuh nah"tee, -nay"tuy/,, sing. illuminato /-toh/.
1. persons possessing, or claiming to possess, superior enlightenment.
2. (cap.) a name given to different religious societies or sects because of their claim to superior enlightenment.
[1590-1600; < L illuminati, pl. of ILLUMINATUS enlightened; see ILLUMINATE]

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