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resurrectionist

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who steals bodies from graves in order to sell them for dissection; a body snatcher.
  • noun One who brings something back into use or notice again.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who makes a practice of stealing bodies from the grave for dissection: also used adjectively.
  • noun Hence One who unearths anything from long concealment or obscurity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Slang One who steals bodies from the grave, as for dissection.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun euphemistic A graverobber (a term commonly employed in the 18th and 19th centuries).

Etymologies

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English; resurrection + suffix -ist

Examples

  • But peering from the window, he saw that the resurrectionist was a dog which already had its teeth in the cloak.

    The Little Minister

  • As I paraphrase this, JLA is describing the morphology of religious liberalism as "resurrectionist".

    Philocrites: Philip Rieff on charisma, culture, and prophecy.

  • The "resurrectionist" scare was at its height then, and the patriarch, who was one of the men in Thrums paid to watch new graves in the night-time, has often told the story.

    Auld Licht Idyls

  • The "resurrectionist" scare was at its height then, and the patriarch, who was one of the men in Thrums paid to watch new graves in the night-time, has often told the story.

    Auld Licht Idylls

  • The resurrectionist took the corpse naked, this being in law a misdemeanor, as opposed to a felony if garments were taken as well…

    Hannah Tinti discusses her first novel, The Good Thief

  • Even though I personally suspect keiths will fall to the boring old resurrectionist soul, long before he gets to actual godheads.

    Backing Into an Evidentiary Standard for ID

  • Things go bad when Nab, Ren, and Tom get into the resurrectionist business, and there are some gruesome and violent episodes.

    Archive 2009-01-04

  • Two that were particularly helpful were The Italian Boy by Sarah Wise, a non-fiction account of a trial of two resurrection men in London, and The Knife Man by Wendy Moore, a biography of John Hunter, who was a famous surgeon and resurrectionist.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Two that were particularly helpful were The Italian Boy by Sarah Wise, a non-fiction account of a trial of two resurrection men in London, and The Knife Man by Wendy Moore, a biography of John Hunter, who was a famous surgeon and resurrectionist.

    Hannah Tinti, Author of The Good Thief -- Loaded Questions Author Interview

  • Some were explicitly resurrectionist -- a god suffers, dies, and is reborn -- but that wasn't the only way the story of springtime could be told.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

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  • a body-snatcher; graverobber

    November 14, 2008