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eschatology

[ es-kuh-tol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌɛs kəˈtɒl ə dʒi /
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noun Theology.

any system of doctrines concerning last, or final, matters, as death, the Judgment, the afterlife, etc.
the branch of theology dealing with such matters.

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Origin of eschatology

First recorded in 1835–45; from Greek éschato(s) “last” + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM eschatology

es·cha·to·log·i·cal [es-kuh-tl-oj-i-kuhl, e-skat-l-], /ˌɛs kə tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ɛˌskæt l-/, adjectivees·cha·tol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for eschatology

eschatology
/ (ˌɛskəˈtɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of theology or biblical exegesis concerned with the end of the world

Derived forms of eschatology

eschatological (ˌɛskətəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveeschatologically, adverbeschatologist, noun

Word Origin for eschatology

C19: from Greek eskhatos last
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