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1. Of or relating to a thousand, especially to a thousand years.
2. Of, relating to, or believing in the doctrine of the millennium.
One who believes the millennium will occur.

mil′le·nar′i·an·ism n.


(ˌmɪlɪˈnɛərɪən) or


1. of or relating to a thousand or to a thousand years
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) of or relating to the millennium or millenarianism
(Ecclesiastical Terms) an adherent of millenarianism


(ˌmɪl əˈnɛər i ən)

adj. n.
2. a believer in the millennium.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.millenarian - a person who believes in the coming of the millennium (a time of great peace and prosperity)millenarian - a person who believes in the coming of the millennium (a time of great peace and prosperity)
optimist - a person disposed to take a favorable view of things
Adj.1.millenarian - relating to or believing in the millennium of peace and happiness


[ˌmɪləˈneərɪən] ADJmilenario


adj (Rel) → millenaristisch, chiliastisch
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(8) Norman Cohn, The Pursuit of the Millennium: Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1970), p.
Israel is well aware of the genocidal mythological beliefs of religious Zionist millenarians who want to spark off a genocidal war in the Middle East in order to expedite the appearance of the redeemer or Jewish Messiah.
Tofan also urged the PML-N led Federal government and the Director General National Accountability Bureau to check the assets record of former ANP MNAs and Senators, whom become millenarians overnight by making money illegally.
It is surprising that Houston devotes a mere eight pages (14-21) to the millenarians and socialist feminists who loom so large in the remainder of her study.
Jehovah's Witnesses, regarded as an idiosyncratic sect by most other Christian groups, are millenarians who read the Bible literally, and believe that we are currently living in the End Times as described in the New Testament's Book of Revelation.
Her introduction addresses the Romantic concept of Mother Nature and poetic creativity; nineteenth-century anthropological debates about the origins of family and its relationship to the gender of deity; Victorian interest in Britain's polytheistic pagan roots; and utopian feminists and millenarians, whose depictions of a female divine precede the women writers in the study.
"Christians are called millenarians because we believe in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, as stated in the Book of Revelations," he explained.
(9.) On this note, see especially the engrossing study by Norman Cohn, The Pursuit of the Millennium: Revolutionary Millenarians and the Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages (New York: Oxford University Press, 1961).
Mahdis and Millenarians: Shi'ite Extremists in Early Muslim Iraq.
Finally, Lamont tells us that Muggletonians were not true millenarians at all, largely because the Two Witnesses did not set specific dates for endtime events and did not seek to evangelize in light of the Second Coming.
His commitment to Joao as the Hidden One, which extended to even claiming that Joao would be resurrected from the dead to fulfill his divine mission after the King's death in 1656, and his commitment to the Jewish and converso communities were to distinguish his eschatological views from the majority of other millenarians in early modern Portugal, as I have argued elsewhere.
Mahdis and Millenarians is a discussion of Shi'ite groups in eighth- and ninth-century Iraq and Iran, whose ideas reflected a mixture of indigenous non-Muslim religious teachings and practices in Iraq in the early centuries of Islamic rule.