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[mawr-muh n] /ˈmɔr mən/
the popular name given to a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
See under Book of Mormon.
Related forms
Mormonism, noun
non-Mormon, noun, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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.

    Red Men and White Owen Wister
  • 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


a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, founded in 1830 at La Fayette, New York, by Joseph Smith
a prophet whose supposed revelations were recorded by Joseph Smith in the Book of Mormon
of or relating to the Mormons, their Church, or their beliefs
Derived Forms
Mormonism, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for mormonism



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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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