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millennialism

[mi-len-ee-uh-liz-uh m] /mɪˈlɛn i əˌlɪz əm/
noun
1.
a belief in the millennium.
Also called millenarianism
[mil-uh-nair-ee-uh-niz-uh m] /ˌmɪl əˈnɛər i əˌnɪz əm/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; millennial + -ism
Related forms
millennialist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for millenarianism

millenarianism

/ˌmɪlɪˈnɛərɪəˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
(Christianity) the belief in a future millennium following the Second Coming of Christ during which he will reign on earth in peace: based on Revelation 20:1–5
2.
any belief in a future period of ideal peace and happiness
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Word Origin and History for millenarianism

millennialism

n.

1906, from millennial + -ism.

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