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1A person claiming to possess special enlightenment or knowledge of something.‘illuminists who had been enlightened by some of the teachings of the secret club’
- 1.1A member of a sect of 16th-century Spanish heretics who claimed special religious enlightenment.‘Illuminists who conversed with the dead’as modifier ‘an Illuminist theory of divine revelation’
- 1.2A member of a Bavarian secret society founded in 1776, organized like the Freemasons.‘Bavarian Illuminists conspiring against the Jesuits’
- 1.1A member of a sect of 16th-century Spanish heretics who claimed special religious enlightenment.
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