Resurrectionist
Resurrectionist Res`ur*rec"tion*ist, n. One who steals bodies from the grave, as for dissection. [Slang] [1913 Webster]

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  • Resurrectionist — can refer to:*Resurrectionist Order of the Roman Catholic Church *Body snatching …   Wikipedia

  • resurrectionist — [rez΄ə rek′shənist] n. 1. a person who steals bodies from graves, esp. for dissection 2. a person who brings something back into use or notice again …   English World dictionary

  • resurrectionist — noun Date: 1776 1. body snatcher 2. one who resurrects …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • resurrectionist — /rez euh rek sheuh nist/, n. 1. a person who brings something to life or view again. 2. a believer in resurrection. 3. Also called resurrection man. a person who exhumes and steals dead bodies, esp. for dissection; body snatcher. [1770 80;… …   Universalium

  • resurrectionist — noun A graverobber . Syn: bodysnatcher …   Wiktionary

  • resurrectionist — res·ur·rec·tion·ist .rez ə rek sh(ə )nəst n BODY SNATCHER …   Medical dictionary

  • RESURRECTIONIST —    one who stealthily exhumed bodies from the grave and sold them for anatomical purposes …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • resurrectionist — rezÉ™ rekʃənɪst n. one who exhumes and steals corpses, body snatcher …   English contemporary dictionary

  • resurrectionist — res·ur·rec·tion·ist …   English syllables

  • resurrectionist — /rɛzəˈrɛkʃənəst/ (say rezuh rekshuhnuhst) noun 1. someone who brings something to life or view again. 2. a believer in resurrection. 3. History someone who exhumes and steals dead bodies, especially for dissection; body snatcher …   Australian English dictionary

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