Alumbrado

a perfectionist; so called from a Spanish sect which arose in 1575, and claimed special illumination. (Spanish, meaning “illuminated,” “enlightened”).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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