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philosopher kings

  

      pl n  
1    (in the political theory of Plato) the elite whose education has given them true knowledge of the Forms and esp. of the Form of the Good, thus enabling them alone to rule justly  
2    Informal   any ideologically motivated elite  
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philosopher  
      n  
1    a student, teacher, or devotee of philosophy  
2    a person of philosophical temperament, esp. one who is patient, wise, and stoical  
3    (formerly) an alchemist or devotee of occult science  
4    a person who establishes the ideology of a cult or movement  
the philosopher of the revolution     


philosopher kings  
      pl n  
1    (in the political theory of Plato) the elite whose education has given them true knowledge of the Forms and esp. of the Form of the Good, thus enabling them alone to rule justly  
2    Informal   any ideologically motivated elite  
philosopher's stone  
      n   a stone or substance thought by alchemists to be capable of transmuting base metals into gold  

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philosopher

  
  
dialectician, logician, mahatma, metaphysician, sage, seeker after truth, theorist, thinker, wise man  

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n.
Name of a Biblical king
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