chiliast

chiliasm

[kil-ee-az-uhm]
noun Theology.
the doctrine of Christ's expected return to reign on earth for 1000 years; millennialism.

Origin:
1600–10; < Greek chīliasmós, equivalent to chī́li(oi) 1000 + -asmos, variant of -ismos -ism before stems ending in -i-

chiliast [kil-ee-ast] , noun
chiliastic, adjective
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chiliasm (ˈkɪlɪˌæzəm)
 
n
Christian theol millenarianism another term for millennium
 
[C17: from Greek khiliasmos, from khilioi a thousand]
 
'chiliast
 
n
 
chili'astic
 
adj

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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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