Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A believer in the chiliasm; a millenarian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

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

  • 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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