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chil·i·asm

 (kĭl′ē-ăz′əm)
n. Christianity
The doctrine stating that Jesus will reign on earth for 1,000 years.

[New Latin chīliasmus, from Late Latin chīlias, chiliad; see chiliad.]

chil′i·ast′ (-ăst′, -əst) n.
chil′i·as′tic adj.
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Noun1.chiliast - a person who believes in the coming of the millennium (a time of great peace and prosperity)chiliast - 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
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