millennialism

[ mi-len-ee-uh-liz-uh m ]
/ mɪˈlɛn i əˌlɪz əm /

noun

a belief in the millennium.

Nearby words

  1. millenarian,
  2. millenarianism,
  3. millenary,
  4. millennial,
  5. millennial church,
  6. millennium,
  7. millennium bridge,
  8. millennium bug,
  9. millepede,
  10. millepore

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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Word Origin and History for millennialism

millennialism

n.

1906, from millennial + -ism.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper