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Fifth-monarchy-man

Syllabification: Fifth-mon·ar·chy-man
Pronunciation: /fi(f)THˈmänərkēˌman
 
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Definition of Fifth-monarchy-man in English:

noun

historical
A member of a 17th-century sect expecting the immediate Second Coming of Christ and repudiating all other government.

Origin

from Fifth Monarchy, denoting the last of the five great empires prophesied by Daniel (Dan. 2:44).

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