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1. Of, relating to, or occurring at Pentecost.
2. Of, relating to, or being any of various Christian religious congregations whose members seek to be filled with the Holy Spirit, in emulation of the Apostles at Pentecost.
A member of a Pentecostal congregation.
Pen′te·cos′tal·ist adj. & n.
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the beliefs and practices of certain Christian groups, often fundamentalist, that emphasize the activity of the Holy Spirit, stress a strict morality, and seek emotional spiritual experiences in worship rituals. — Pentecostal, n., adj.See also: Protestantism
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|Noun||1.||pentecostalism - the principles and practices of Pentecostal religious groups; characterized by religious excitement and talking in tongues|
Protestantism - the theological system of any of the churches of western Christendom that separated from the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation
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Pentecostalism[ˌpentɪˈkɒstlɪzəm] N → pentecostalismo m
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