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Pentecostal

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adjective Pen·te·cos·tal \ˌpen-ti-ˈkäs-təl, -ˈkȯs-\

Simple Definition of Pentecostal

  • : of, relating to, or belonging to a Christian group that emphasizes the power of the Holy Spirit and the authority of the Bible

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Pentecostal

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or suggesting Pentecost

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or constituting any of various Christian religious bodies that emphasize individual experiences of grace, spiritual gifts (as glossolalia and faith healing), expressive worship, and evangelism

Pentecostalism play \-tə-ˌli-zəm\ noun
Pentecostalist play \-tə-list\ noun or adjective

Circa 1663

First Known Use of pentecostal

circa 1663

Rhymes with pentecostal


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Pentecostal

noun Pen·te·cos·tal

Definition of Pentecostal

  1. :  a member of a Pentecostal religious body



1904

First Known Use of pentecostal

1904


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