I. adjective Etymology: charisma Date: circa 1868 1. of, relating to, or constituting charisma or charism <
charismatic gifts
2. having, exhibiting, or based on charisma or charism <
charismatic sects
a charismatic leader
II. noun Date: 1951 a member of a religious group or movement that stresses the seeking of direct divine inspiration and charisms (as glossolalia or healing)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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