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premillennial

[pree-mi-len-ee-uh l] /ˌpri mɪˈlɛn i əl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the period preceding the millennium.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; pre- + millennial
Related forms
premillennially, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for premillennial

premillennial

/ˌpriːmɪˈlɛnɪəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the period preceding the millennium
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Word Origin and History for premillennial
adj.

1829, "before the millennium," especially in theological sense of "before the Second Coming of Christ;" from pre- + millennial. Premillenarian, one who believes the second coming of Christ will precede the Millennium, is from 1842. Related: Premillenialism.

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