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They are exoteric, now from the people's point of view, now from that of the priests.

The former were called his esoteric, the latter his exoteric, discourses.

The Essenes had their "Exoteric" and their "Esoteric" doctrines.

With the teachers of exoteric knowledge it is 'Obey or be damned!'

This Marquis, though he had his exoteric politics, had his esoteric feelings.

His friend Rodbertus said there was an esoteric and an exoteric Lassalle.

A specimen of "esoteric" and "exoteric" Buddhism;—the Buddha Tatkagata.

The statement that he had two circles of pupils, the exoteric and the esoteric has given rise to much controversy.

It is easy to point out the different modes of government, and we have already settled them in our exoteric discourses.

But all the efforts of the exoteric town-crier were of no avail against the esoteric sacramental services.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from Late Latin exotericus, from Greek exoterikos, from exotero, comparative of exo (see exo-).

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