[ kris-chuhn eer-uh, er-uh ]
/ ˈkrɪs tʃən ˈɪər ə, ˈɛr ə /
the period since the assumed year of Jesus' birth.
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Origin of Christian Era
First recorded in 1650–60
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British Dictionary definitions for Christian Era
the period beginning with the year of Christ's birth. Dates in this era are labelled ad, those previous to it bcAlso called: Common Era
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