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chiliasm

[kil-ee-az-uh m] /ˈkɪl iˌæz əm/
noun, Theology
1.
the doctrine of Christ's expected return to reign on earth for 1000 years; millennialism.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Greek chīliasmós, equivalent to chī́li(oi) 1000 + -asmos, variant of -ismos -ism before stems ending in -i-
Related forms
chiliast
[kil-ee-ast] /ˈkɪl iˌæst/ (Show IPA),
noun
chiliastic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chiliasm

chiliasm

/ˈkɪlɪˌæzəm/
noun
1.
(Christian theol) another term for millenarianism, millennium
Derived Forms
chiliast, noun
chiliastic, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Greek khiliasmos, from khilioi a thousand
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Word Origin and History for chiliasm
chiliasm
1610, from Gk. khiliasmos, from khilias, from khilioi "a thousand." The doctrine of the millennium, the opinion that Christ will reign in bodily presence on earth for 1,000 years.
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