Definition of verligte in English:

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Pronunciation: /fɛːˈlɪxtə/

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(also verlig) South African


Progressive or enlightened, especially as regards apartheid: he was an Afrikaner of liberal inclinations and verligte views
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  • The Broederbond's reformist agenda had been confirmed by the election of de Lange, verligte author of the 1981 education report, as chairman in 1983.
  • The message was relayed to me over a cup of tea in Parliament's members' lounge by FW's henchmen, both from not too verligte backgrounds.


A person holding progressive and enlightened views.
Example sentences
  • The founding of the party was preceded by a bitter power struggle between the verkramptes and the verligtes in the Afrikaner community.
  • The Afrikaans lobby groups are immensely varied and powerful - from radical, right-wing campaigners to verligte, non-racial fighters.





Afrikaans, literally 'enlightened'.

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