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Belief in apocalyptic prophecies, especially regarding the imminent destruction of the world and the foundation of a new world order as a result of the triumph of good over evil.

a·poc′a·lyp′ti·cist n.
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(əˌpɒkəˈlɪptɪsɪzəm) or


the belief in apocalyptic prophecy
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Theology. 1. any doctrine concerning the end of the temporal world, especially one based on the Revelations of St. John the Divine.
2. the millennial doctrine of the Second Advent and the reign of Jesus Christ on earth. — apocalyptic, apocalyptical, adj.
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