fifth monarchy

[ fifth-mon-er-kee ]

  1. the fifth and final monarchy following the Assyrian, Persian, Greek (under Alexander the Great), and Roman monarchies, supposed to have been prophesied in Daniel 2.

Origin of fifth monarchy

First recorded in 1650–55

Words Nearby fifth monarchy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use fifth monarchy in a sentence

  • In this instance Fifth-monarchy men, whose insurrection brought on the new persecution.

    George Fox | George Fox
  • Vane was a Fifth-monarchy man, and believed in universal salvation.

    Haunted London | Walter Thornbury
  • De Foe expressly admits that he was a dissenter, though no independent-fifth-monarchy man, or leveller.

    The Life of Daniel De Foe | George Chalmers
  • Probably as yet these humble Fifth-Monarchy Men had not gone beyond private aspirations.

  • The uprising of the "Fifth-monarchy men" is the only other movement which calls for special allusion.

    George Fox | George Fox