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Mormon

[mawr-muh n] /ˈmɔr mən/
noun
1.
the popular name given to a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
2.
See under Book of Mormon.
Related forms
Mormonism, noun
non-Mormon, noun, adjective

Book of Mormon

noun
1.
a sacred book of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, believed by members of the church to be an abridgment by a prophet (Mormon) of a record of certain ancient peoples in America, written on golden plates, and discovered and translated (1827–30) by Joseph Smith.
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  • In what language were the plates of Nephi and those of Mormon inscribed?

    The Articles of Faith James E. Talmage
  • This is a subject which has been overlooked by investigators of the Mormon Bible.

    The Story of the Mormons William Alexander Linn
  • Toward night I came to Mormon Island, the first gold diggings.

  • The Mormon leaders made this belief a part of their early doctrine.

    The Story of the Mormons William Alexander Linn
  • Rounding a spur at the end of our six-hundredth mile from Denver, we first sighted the Mormon promised land.

    Greater Britain Charles Wentworth Dilke
British Dictionary definitions for Mormon

Mormon

/ˈmɔːmən/
noun
1.
a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, founded in 1830 at La Fayette, New York, by Joseph Smith
2.
a prophet whose supposed revelations were recorded by Joseph Smith in the Book of Mormon
adjective
3.
of or relating to the Mormons, their Church, or their beliefs
Derived Forms
Mormonism, noun

Book of Mormon

noun
1.
a sacred book of the Mormon Church, believed by Mormons to be a history of certain ancient peoples in America, written on golden tablets (now lost) and revealed by the prophet Mormon to Joseph Smith
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Word Origin and History for Mormon
n.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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