noun chil·i·asm \ˈki-lē-ˌa-zəm\

Definition of CHILIASM

chil·i·ast \-lē-ˌast, -lē-əst\ noun
chil·i·as·tic \ˌki-lē-ˈas-tik\ adjective

Origin of CHILIASM

New Latin chiliasmus, from Late Latin chiliastes one that believes in chiliasm, from chilias
First Known Use: 1610


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