born-again


born–again

adjective \-ə-ˈgen, -ˈgin, -ˈgān\

: having a new or stronger belief in the Christian religion

: newly interested in and enthusiastic about something and eager to make other people think the way you do

Full Definition of BORN-AGAIN

1
:  of, relating to, or being a usually Christian person who has made a renewed or confirmed commitment of faith especially after an intense religious experience
2
:  having returned to or newly adopted an activity, a conviction, or a persona especially with a proselytizing zeal <a born–again conservative>

Origin of BORN-AGAIN

from the verse Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God (John 3:3–AV)
First Known Use: 1861

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