from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who believes that Jesus will reign over Earth for a thousand years.
  • n. A millenarian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who believes in the second coming of Christ to reign on earth a thousand years; a millenarian.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A believer in the chiliasm; a millenarian.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who believes in the coming of the millennium (a time of great peace and prosperity)


Adaptation of the Latin word "chiliasta", first used in the 17th century. (Wiktionary)


  • It is worth noting that, as befits a chiliast, Ghose never denies action.


  • So with DARE’s classicist, George Goebel, the great lexicographer turned from Latin to Greek: deutero means “second” and chiliast refers to the biblical “kingdom of a thousand years.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time


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