a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Former vs. LatterFirst thing’s first: Former and latter are both terms that denote an item’s place in a two-part sequence. They usually appear in the sentence immediately following the sequence. Former refers back to the first of a set, while latter refers to the last item. An easy way to remember the difference is to recall that both former and first begin with an F, while both …
The Story Behind Saint Patrick’s NameMarch 17th marks the annual celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day, or Lá Fhéile Pádraig in Irish. But, who was Saint Patrick?
Origin of Latter-day Saint
An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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a more formal name for a Mormon
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The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is a denomination that separated from the Mormons in the nineteenth century; it rejects the use of the name Mormon.
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