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What is an Illuminati?

Can someone give me a specific meaning of this word, because I hear it all the time when it comes to famous people.

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Asked by TashaStar81 at 3:15 PM on Jul. 11, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • il·lu·mi·na·ti   /ɪˌluməˈnɑti, -ˈneɪtaɪ/ Show Spelled
    [ih-loo-muh-nah-tee, -ney-tahy] Show IPA

    –plural noun, singular -to  /-toʊ/ show+spelled">Show Spelled
    [-toh] Show IPA
    1. persons possessing, or claiming to possess, superior enlightenment.
    2. ( initial capital letter ) a name given to different religious societies or sects because of their claim to superior enlightenment.

    Answer by something_ at 3:19 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • The Illumanti were a group that may or may not have been linked to the Freemasons. They claimed to have found enlightenment and were labeled a "secret society." They were formally disbanded and ceased to exist in the late 19th century. Conspiracy theorists love to bring up the group though and try to claim they are some form of evil, secret power structure that rules the world LOL.

    Answer by asmcbride at 4:05 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

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