Rosicrucianism

Rosicrucianism

[roh-zi-kroo-shuh-niz-uhm, roz-i-]
noun
the practices or principles of Rosicrucians.

Origin:
1730–40; rosicrucian + -ism

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Rosicrucian (ˌrəʊzɪˈkruːʃən)
 
n
1.  a member of a society professing esoteric religious doctrines, venerating the emblems of the rose and Cross as symbols of Christ's Resurrection and Redemption, and claiming various occult powers
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or designating the Rosicrucians or Rosicrucianism
 
[C17: from Latin Rosae Crucis Rose of the Cross, translation of the German name Christian Rosenkreuz, supposed founder of the society in the 15th century]
 
Rosi'crucianism
 
n

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