[mes-ee-uh-niz-uh m, muh-sahy-uh-]
- (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.
Origin of messianism
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Examples from the Web for messianism
In Israel, cynicism actually means flirting with messianism: annex, sigh, annex, sigh, and join in hymns to the land of Israel.How The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process Became The World's Greatest Bore
April 16, 2013
Or are they gripped by some kind of apocalyptic delusion, some dream of messianism achieved by global destruction?Modern Israel, Medieval A'Jad
September 28, 2012