Definitions

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  • 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)

Etymologies

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

Examples

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

    Kafila

  • 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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