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Mormon

[mawr-muh n]
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noun
  1. the popular name given to a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  2. See under Book of Mormon.
Related formsMor·mon·ism, nounnon-Mor·mon, noun, adjective
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  • "What the world calls 'Mormonism' will rule every nation," said Orson Hyde.

    The Story of the Mormons

    William Alexander Linn

  • I learned later that she was an English girl, convert to Mormonism.

    Desert Dust

    Edwin L. Sabin

  • This will come to pass as the gradual destruction of Mormonism in our country.

  • Scientifically, the suppression of Mormonism is a loss to the student of heredity.

  • Were Mormonism merely a religion, as a republic we should be the last to touch it.

    Across America

    James F. Rusling


British Dictionary definitions for mormonism

Mormon

noun
  1. a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, founded in 1830 at La Fayette, New York, by Joseph Smith
  2. a prophet whose supposed revelations were recorded by Joseph Smith in the Book of Mormon
adjective
  1. of or relating to the Mormons, their Church, or their beliefs
Derived FormsMormonism, noun
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Word Origin and History for mormonism

Mormon

n.

1830, coined by religion founder Joseph Smith (1805-1844) in Seneca County, N.Y., from Mormon, supposed prophet and author of "The Book of Mormon," explained by Smith as meaning more mon, from English more + Egyptian mon "good." As an adjective by 1842. Related: Mormonism.

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