noun Etymology: Hebrew māshīaḥ & Aramaic mĕshīḥā, literally, anointed Date: 1560 1. capitalized a. the expected king and deliverer of the Jews b. Jesus 1 2. a professed or accepted leader of some hope or cause • messiahship noun

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