Pentecostal



[pen-ti-kaw-stuh l, -stl, -kos-tuh l, -tl-] /ˌpɛn tɪˈkɔ stəl, -stl, -ˈkɒs təl, -tl-/

adjective
1.
of or relating to , a Christian festival commemorating the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the apostles.
2.
noting or relating to any of various Christian groups, usually fundamentalist, that emphasize the activity of the Holy Spirit, stress holiness of living, and express their religious feelings uninhibitedly, as by speaking in tongues.
noun
3.
Also called Pentecostalist. a member of any Pentecostal denomination.
/ˌpɛntɪˈkɒstəl/
adjective
1.
(usually prenominal) of or relating to any of various Christian groups that emphasize the charismatic aspects of Christianity and adopt a fundamental attitude to the Bible
2.
of or relating to Pentecost or the influence of the Holy Ghost
noun
3.
a member of a Pentecostal Church

1660s, “pertaining to the Pentecost,” from Latin pentecostalis (Tertullian), from pentecoste (see pentecost). With a capital P- and meaning “Pentecostalist,” in reference to “Christian sect emphasizing gifts of the Holy Spirit” (Acts ii), it is attested from 1904 (noun and adjective).

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