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Latter-day Saint

noun
1.
a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Origin of Latter-day Saint
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism
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  • It is remarkable how minutely the latter-day saints are fulfilling the terms of this prophecy: 1.

    The Articles of Faith James E. Talmage
  • Define "quorum" in its special sense as used by the latter-day saints.

    The Articles of Faith James E. Talmage
  • We have nothing that is not in common with the latter-day saints.

    Gospel Doctrine Joseph F. Smith
  • Neither is it a new principle, nor peculiar to the Church of the latter-day saints.

    Gospel Doctrine Joseph F. Smith
  • The latter-day saints are numbered among Abraham's descendants.

British Dictionary definitions for latter-day saints

Latter-day Saint

noun
1.
a more formal name for a Mormon
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Latter-Day Saints definition


See Mormons.

Note: The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is a denomination that separated from the Mormons in the nineteenth century; it rejects the use of the name Mormon.
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