Mystic

Definition of Mystic

Mys´tic
a.1.Remote from or beyond human comprehension; baffling human understanding; unknowable; obscure; mysterious.
Heaven's numerous hierarchy span
The mystic gulf from God to man.
- Emerson.
God hath revealed a way mystical and supernatural.
- Hooker.
2.Importing or implying mysticism; involving some secret meaning; allegorical; emblematical; as, a mystic dance; mystic Babylon.
Thus, then, did the spirit of unity and meekness inspire every joint and sinew of the mystical body.
- Milton.
3.employing mysticism; as, mystical intuition; mystical explanations; - contrasted to logical, rational, analytical.
n.1.One given to mysticism; one who holds mystical views, interpretations, etc.; especially, in ecclesiastical history, one who professed mysticism. See Mysticism.

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