Judgment Day

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noun

the day of the Last Judgment; doomsday.

Origin of Judgment Day

First recorded in 1585–95
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British Dictionary definitions for judgment day

Judgment Day

noun

the occasion of the Last (or General) Judgment by God at the end of the worldAlso called: Day of Judgment See Last Judgment

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Culture definitions for judgment day

Judgment Day

In the New Testament, the day at the end of time. According to the Gospels and the Book of Revelation, on this day the Earth and the sky will be in an uproar, the dead will rise from their graves, and Jesus will return to judge all the living and the dead. In judging their conduct, he will consider the deeds people do to each other, both good and bad, as if they had been done to him. (See Second Coming.)


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