(from Lat. mille, 1,000, and annus, yr.). Belief in a 1,000-yr. rule of the ch. on earth, at the beginning (premillennialism) or end (post-millennialism) of which Christ will return. Also called millenarianism and chiliasm (from Gk. chilioi, 1,000). See also Dispensationalism; Millennium.
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