any doctrine concerning the end of the temporal world, especially one based on the supposed prophetic passages in the Revelation of St. John the Divine.
the millennial doctrine of the Second Advent and personal reign of Jesus Christ on earth.
a writer of literature. a person who adheres to the teachings of literature concerning the signs and events preceding the end of the world. a person who holds to any teachings that predict a catastrophic end to the world.
a female element of a flower having separate carpels. noun an apocarpous gynoecium or fruit
having the carpels separate. Historical Examples apocarpous (pistils), when the several pistils of the same flower are separate. The Elements of Botany Asa Gray The pistil is apocarpous, consisting of several distinct carpels, each with ovary, style and stigma. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5 Various adjective (of the ovaries of flowering plants […]
the state of being restored or reestablished; restitution. the doctrine that Satan and all sinners will ultimately be restored to God. Historical Examples We will discuss this more fully, however, in the next chapter on the apocatastasis or beatific union. Tragic Sense Of Life Miguel de Unamuno And does not this apocatastasis, this humanization or […]