messianism

[ mes-ee-uh-niz-uh m, muh-sahy-uh- ]
/ ˈmɛs i əˌnɪz əm, məˈsaɪ ə- /

noun

(often initial capital letter) the belief in the coming of the Messiah, or a movement based on this belief.
the belief in a leader, cause, or ideology as a savior or deliverer.

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Origin of messianism

1875–80; < Late Latin Messīān-, stem of Messīās Messiah + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM messianism

mes·si·a·nist, Mes·si·a·nist, noun
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