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esotericism

[es-uh-ter-uh-siz-uh m] /ˌɛs əˈtɛr əˌsɪz əm/
noun
1.
the state or quality of being esoteric.
2.
esoteric principles or writings.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; esoteric + -ism
Related forms
esotericist, noun
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Examples for esotericism
  • The major views on the afterlife derive from religion, esotericism and metaphysics.

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