Premillennial Pre`mil*len"ni*al, a. Previous to the millennium. [1913 Webster]

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  • premillennial — (adj.) 1846, before the millennium, especially in theological sense of before the Second Coming of Christ; from PRE (Cf. pre ) + MILLENNIAL (Cf. millennial). Premillenarian, one who believes the second coming of Christ will precede the Millennium …   Etymology dictionary

  • premillennial — [prē΄mi len′ē əl] adj. of or happening in the period before the millennium premillennially adv …   English World dictionary

  • premillennial — adjective Date: 1846 1. coming before a millennium 2. holding or relating to premillennialism • premillennially adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • premillennial — premillennially, adv. /pree mi len ee euhl/, adj. of or pertaining to the period preceding the millennium. [1840 50; PRE + MILLENNIAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • premillennial — adjective Occurring before, or in anticipation of, a new millennium …   Wiktionary

  • premillennial — adjective 1》 existing or occurring before a new millennium. 2》 Christian Theology relating to or believing in a prophesied millennium of blessedness beginning with the imminent Second Coming of Christ. Derivatives premillennialism noun… …   English new terms dictionary

  • premillennial — pre·millennial …   English syllables

  • premillennial — pre•mil•len•ni•al [[t]ˌpri mɪˈlɛn i əl[/t]] adj. rel of or pertaining to the period preceding the millennium • Etymology: 1840–50 pre mil•len′ni•al•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • premillennial — /priməˈlɛniəl/ (say preemuh leneeuhl) adjective of or relating to the period preceding the millennium …   Australian English dictionary

  • premillennial — adj. existing or occurring before the millennium, esp. with reference to the supposed second coming of Christ. Derivatives: premillennialism n. premillennialist n …   Useful english dictionary

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