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resurrectionist

[rez-uh-rek-shuh-nist] /ˌrɛz əˈrɛk ʃə nɪst/
noun
1.
a person who brings something to life or view again.
2.
a believer in resurrection.
3.
Also called resurrection man. a person who exhumes and steals dead bodies, especially for dissection; body snatcher.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; resurrection + -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for resurrectionist

resurrectionist

/ˌrɛzəˈrɛkʃənɪst/
noun
1.
(facetious) (formerly) a body snatcher
2.
a member of an Anglican religious community founded in 1892
3.
a person who believes in the Resurrection
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