- capitalized : any of various groups claiming special religious enlightenment
- persons who are or who claim to be unusually enlightened
I encountered this word from one of someone’s bibliography: ” The Advantages of a New Perspective: A Literary Walk in Brooklyn Heights”. I know “illuminate”, but never heard about “illuminati”. Most people don’t know this word because this is not a universal word, so I put it as one of my glossary to let more people learn the meaning of it.