Millenarian Mil`le*na"ri*an, n. One who believes that Christ will personally reign on earth a thousand years; a Chiliast. [1913 Webster]

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  • Millenarian — Mil le*na ri*an, a. [See {Millenary}.] Consisting of a thousand years; of or pertaining to the millennium, or to the Millenarians. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • millenarian — (n.) 1550s, one who believes in the coming of the (Christian) millennium, from L. millenarius (see MILLENNIUM (Cf. millennium)) + ian. As an adjective, pertaining to the millennium, from 1630s. Related: Millennarianism …   Etymology dictionary

  • millenarian — see millennium …   Modern English usage

  • millenarian — [mil΄ə ner′ē ən] adj. [< LL millenarius, containing a thousand < L milleni, a thousand each < mille, thousand + AN] of 1,000 years; of the millennium n. a person who believes in the coming of the millennium millenarianism n …   English World dictionary

  • millenarian — /mil euh nair ee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a thousand, esp. the thousand years of the prophesied millennium. 2. of or pertaining to the millennium, esp. of Christian prophecy, or millennialism: millenarian zeal. n. 3. a believer in the… …   Universalium

  • millenarian — I. adjective Date: 1626 1. a. of or relating to belief in a millennium b. apocalyptic 2 2. of or relating to 1000 years II. noun Date: 1661 one that believes in a millennium …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • millenarian — 1. adjective a) Of or pertaining to a thousand years b) Of or pertaining to the millennium 2. noun A person who believes in an apocalyptic millennium, an …   Wiktionary

  • millenarian — Synonyms and related words: Leibnizian, Leibnizian optimist, Pollyanna, aspirant, aspirer, bright, cheerful, chiliast, chiliastic, couleur de rose, hopeful, hoper, irrepressible optimist, millennialist, millennialistic, millennian, optimist,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • millenarian — millenarianism …   Dictionary of sociology

  • millenarian — mil·le·nar·i·an || ‚mɪlɪ nerɪən / neÉ™r n. chiliast, one who believes in the coming of the Millennium, person who believes in the 2nd coming of Christ to rule on earth a thousand years (Christianity) …   English contemporary dictionary

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