Luminary

Lu"mi*na*ry

(?), n.;
pl.
Luminaries (#), [F. luminaire, L. luminare a light or lamp, which was lighted in the churches, a luminary, fr. lumen, luminis, light, fr. lucere to be light, to shine, lux, lucis, light. See Light.]
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1. Any body that gives light, especially one of the heavenly bodies. " Radiant luminary." Skelton.
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Where the great luminary . . .
Dispenses light from far.
Milton.
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2. One who illustrates any subject, or enlightens mankind; as, Newton was a distinguished luminary.
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