Fifth monarchy men
Fifth Fifth, a. [OE. fifte, fifthe, AS. f[=i]fta. See {Five}.] 1. Next in order after the fourth; -- the ordinal of five. [1913 Webster]

2. Consisting of one of five equal divisions of a thing. [1913 Webster]

{Fifth monarchy men} (Hist.), a fanatical sect in England, of the time of the commonwealth, who maintained that there would be a fifth universal monarchy, during which Christ would reign on earth a thousand years.

{Fifth wheel}, a horizontal wheel or segment above the fore axle of a carriage and beneath the body, forming an extended support to prevent careening. [1913 Webster]


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  • Fifth Monarchy Men —    The Fifth Monarchy Men was a powerful millennial movement that emerged in the 1640s during the tumultuous times of the Puritan Commonwealth in England. They hoped to reform Parliament in preparation for the return of Christ toward the end of… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • Fifth Monarchy Men — Eng. Hist. (during the Commonwealth in the 17th century) a militant sect of Puritans who identified the fifth monarchy with the millennial reign of Christ and who believed they should help to inaugurate that reign by force. * * * ▪ religious sect …   Universalium

  • FIFTH-MONARCHY MEN —    a set of fanatics of extreme levelling tendencies, who, towards the close of the Protectorate, maintained that Jesus Christ was about to reappear on the earth to establish a fifth monarchy that would swallow up and forcibly suppress all that… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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  • Fifth monarchy — Monarchy Mon arch*y, n.; pl. {Monarchies}. [F. monarchie, L. monarchia, Gr. ?. See {Monarch}.] 1. A state or government in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of a monarch. [1913 Webster] 2. A system of government in which the chief… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Monarchy — Mon arch*y, n.; pl. {Monarchies}. [F. monarchie, L. monarchia, Gr. ?. See {Monarch}.] 1. A state or government in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of a monarch. [1913 Webster] 2. A system of government in which the chief ruler is a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fifth — Fifth, a. [OE. fifte, fifthe, AS. f[=i]fta. See {Five}.] 1. Next in order after the fourth; the ordinal of five. [1913 Webster] 2. Consisting of one of five equal divisions of a thing. [1913 Webster] {Fifth monarchy men} (Hist.), a fanatical sect …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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