messianism

\\ˈmesēəˌnizəm, mə̇ˈsīəˌ-\ noun (-s)
Usage: often capitalized
Etymology: messianic + -ism
1. : belief in a messiah; specifically : an ideological movement or system of ideas that teaches the salvation of mankind through the enthroning of a messiah that may be an individual, a class, or an idea
2. : the vocation of a messiah

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messianist, Messianist n.
/mes"ee euh niz'euhm, meuh suy"euh-/, n.
1. (often cap.) the belief in the coming of the Messiah, or a movement based on this belief.
2. the belief in a leader, cause, or ideology as a savior or deliverer.
[1875-80; < LL Messian-, s. of Messias MESSIAH + -ISM]

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Messīˈanism noun
Belief in a Messiah
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Main Entry:Messiah

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