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Meaning of illuminati

il•lu•mi•na•ti

Pronunciation: (i-l"mu-nä'tē, -nā'tī), [key]
— sing. -to
  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.
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