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millennialism

[mi-len-ee-uh-liz-uh m]
noun
  1. a belief in the millennium.
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Origin of millennialism

First recorded in 1905–10; millennial + -ism
Also called mil·le·nar·i·an·ism [mil-uh-nair-ee-uh-niz-uh m] /ˌmɪl əˈnɛər i əˌnɪz əm/.
Related formsmil·len·ni·al·ist, noun
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Historical Examples of millenarianism

  • Some form of Millenarianism—a reign of the saints on earth—would seem to be the natural form for Jewish hopes to take.

    The Legacy of Greece

    Various

  • In its place arose a belief which developed into Chiliasm or Millenarianism.


British Dictionary definitions for millenarianism

millenarianism

noun
  1. Christianity the belief in a future millennium following the Second Coming of Christ during which he will reign on earth in peace: based on Revelation 20:1–5
  2. any belief in a future period of ideal peace and happiness
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Word Origin and History for millenarianism

millennialism

n.

1906, from millennial + -ism.

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