messianism

noun mes·si·a·nism \ ˈme-sē-ə-ˌni-zəm ; mə-ˈsī-ə- , me- \

Definition of messianism

1 :belief in a messiah as the savior of humankind
2 :religious devotion to an ideal or cause

Origin and Etymology of messianism

French messianisme, from messie messiah + -anisme (as in christianisme Christianity)


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