chiliastic

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From chiliast +‎ -ic.

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chiliastic (comparative more chiliastic, superlative most chiliastic)

  1. Pertaining to the religious doctrine of a thousand-year period of peace and prosperity; millenarian.
    • 1971, Keith Thomas, Religion and the Decline of Magic, Folio Society 2012, p. 139:
      The social anthropologist can recognise in the millenarian sentiments of the Interregnum a parallel phenomenon to the chiliastic movements which still occur in the underdeveloped countries of today.

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