from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Belief in apocalyptic prophecies, especially regarding the imminent destruction of the world and the foundation of a new world order as a result of the triumph of good over evil.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A belief or doctrine based on apocalypse, especially which believes in an imminent end to the current world order.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In theology, the doctrine of the second coming and personal reign of Christ upon the earth: so called from its supposed justification in the Apocalypse or Revelation of St. John. See millenarianism.
- n. Excessive fondness for interpreting the prophecies of the Apocalypse; tendency to theorize over-confidently as to the events of the last days, on the ground of a favorite individual or polemical explanation of the Apocalypse.
From apocalyptic + -ism. (Wiktionary)