Rosicrucian

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Etymology[edit]

It was originally employed in the three Manifestos of the Order, published as anonymous in the early 17th century: Fama Fraternitatis, 1614; Confessio Fraternitatis, 1615; and The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreuz, 1616.

Noun[edit]

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Rosicrucian (plural Rosicrucians)

  1. A 'Brother' of the 'Order of the Rose Cross'; a member of the Rosicrucian Order.
  2. A member of certain modern groups or organizations formed for the study of Rosicrucianism and allied subjects.
    The Rosicrucian Fellowship

Usage notes[edit]

Although most members of the modern Rosicrucian groups and organizations are known as Rosicrucianists, the members of some modern groups designate themselves as Rosicrucians, including those of the Ancient Mystic Order Rosae Crucis.

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Adjective[edit]

Rosicrucian (not comparable)

  1. (of teachings) mystic, occult or esoteric and related to the philosophy of Rosicrucianism.

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