[ mawr-muh n ]
/ ˈmɔr mən /


the popular name given to a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
See under Book of Mormon.
Related formsMor·mon·ism, nounnon-Mor·mon, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for mormonism


/ (ˈmɔːmən) /


a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, founded in 1830 at La Fayette, New York, by Joseph Smith
a prophet whose supposed revelations were recorded by Joseph Smith in the Book of Mormon


of or relating to the Mormons, their Church, or their beliefs
Derived FormsMormonism, noun
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Word Origin and History for mormonism



1830, coined by religion founder Joseph Smith (1805-1844) in Seneca County, N.Y., from Mormon, supposed prophet and author of "The Book of Mormon," explained by Smith as meaning more mon, from English more + Egyptian mon "good." As an adjective by 1842. Related: Mormonism.

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