resurrectionism

resurrectionism

[rez-uh-rek-shuh-niz-uhm]
noun
the exhumation and stealing of dead bodies, especially for dissection.

Origin:
1855–60; resurrection + -ism

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resurrectionism (ˌrɛzəˈrɛkʃəˌnɪzəm)
 
n
1.  belief that men will rise again from the dead, esp the Christian doctrine of the Resurrection of Christ and of all mankind at the Last Judgment
2.  facetious (formerly) body snatching

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