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resurrection

noun res·ur·rec·tion \ˌre-zə-ˈrek-shən\

in Christianity the Resurrection : the event told about in the Bible in which Jesus Christ returned to life after his death

the resurrection : the event told about in the Bible in which dead people will be brought back to life before the day of final judgment

: the act of causing something that had ended or been forgotten or lost to exist again, to be used again, etc.

Full Definition of RESURRECTION

1
a capitalized :  the rising of Christ from the dead
b often capitalized :  the rising again to life of all the human dead before the final judgment
c :  the state of one risen from the dead
3
Christian Science :  a spiritualization of thought :  material belief that yields to spiritual understanding
res·ur·rec·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of RESURRECTION

  1. He was enjoying the resurrection of his career.
  2. a resurrection of an old theory

Origin of RESURRECTION

Middle English resurreccioun, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin resurrection-, resurrectio act of rising from the dead, from resurgere to rise from the dead, from Latin, to rise again, from re- + surgere to rise — more at surge
First Known Use: 14th century

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