premillennialism

[ pree-mi-len-ee-uh-liz-uhm ]
/ ˌpri mɪˈlɛn i əˌlɪz əm /

noun

the doctrine or belief that the Second Coming of Christ will precede the millennium.

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Origin of premillennialism

First recorded in 1840–50; premillennial + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM premillennialism

pre·mil·len·ni·al·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for premillennialism

premillennialism
/ (ˌpriːmɪˈlɛnɪəˌlɪzəm) /

noun

the doctrine or belief that the millennium will be preceded by the Second Coming of Christ

Derived forms of premillennialism

premillennialist, noun
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