Part of speech: noun

Moral and intellectual advancement.

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Usage examples "enlightenment":

  1. The same author says: " The priests oppose all enlightenment of the masses." - "The Story of Malta", Maturin M. Ballou.
  2. There was little enlightenment in that. - "The Way of the Gods", John Luther Long.
  3. The tide of enlightenment and commercial prosperity must presently sweep in and absorb them. - "Judith of the Cumberlands", Alice MacGowan.