One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Progressive or enlightened, especially as regards apartheid.‘he was an Afrikaner of liberal inclinations and verligte views’
- ‘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.
- ‘The Afrikaans lobby groups are immensely varied and powerful - from radical, right-wing campaigners to verligte, non-racial fighters.’
- ‘The founding of the party was preceded by a bitter power struggle between the verkramptes and the verligtes in the Afrikaner community.’
Afrikaans, literally ‘enlightened’.
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