Last Judgment

Last Judgment

noun
judgment ( def 8 ).

Origin:
1550–60

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Last Judgment
 
n
the Last Judgment the Last Day, Doomsday, Also known as: Judgment Day the occasion, after the resurrection of the dead at the end of the world, when, according to biblical tradition, God will decree the final destinies of all men according to the good and evil in their earthly lives

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last judgment

a general, or sometimes individual, judging of the thoughts, words, and deeds of persons by God, the gods, or by the laws of cause and effect. In some religions (e.g., Christianity) the judgment is of both the living and the dead; in others (e.g., certain primitive religions in Africa) the judgment in which God rewards or punishes men according to their actions occurs only after death.

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