chiliasm

[ kil-ee-az-uh m ]
/ ˈkɪl iˌæz əm /

noun Theology.

the doctrine of Christ's expected return to reign on earth for 1000 years; millennialism.

Origin of chiliasm

1600–10; < Greek chīliasmós, equivalent to chī́li(oi) 1000 + -asmos, variant of -ismos -ism before stems ending in -i-

OTHER WORDS FROM chiliasm

chil·i·ast [kil-ee-ast] /ˈkɪl iˌæst/, nounchil·i·as·tic, adjective
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chiliasm
/ (ˈkɪlɪˌæzəm) /

noun

Christian theol another term for millenarianism, millennium

Derived forms of chiliasm

chiliast, nounchiliastic, adjective

Word Origin for chiliasm

C17: from Greek khiliasmos, from khilioi a thousand
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