[ dez-uh-ret ]

  1. a territory established by the Mormons in 1849 as a proposed state of the Union: was refused admission to the Union by Congress and incorporated in the newly organized Territory of Utah 1850.

  2. Informal. the state of Utah.

Words Nearby Deseret Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Deseret in a sentence

  • A little later on in the same month the Deseret Theological Society was organized.

    Wilford Woodruff | Matthias F. Cowley
  • At this time the Mormons were again seeking admission for the State of Deseret.

    The Story of the Mormons | William Alexander Linn