In Latin the word is illuminatus, in Italian it is illuminato and it refers to those who claim special illumination, spiritual or intellectual. The word is often capitalized when applied to the members of various special sects or groups. [Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary].
Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace Available here:
The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)
The Guild (Book 2)
The Last Quadroon (Book 3)
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