1. adjective [ADJECTIVE noun]
Messianic means relating to the belief that a divine being has been born, or will be born, who will change the world.
⇒ The cult leader saw himself as a Messianic figure.
2. adjective [usually ADJECTIVE noun]
Messianic means relating to the belief that there will be a complete change in the social order in a country or in the world.
⇒ The defeated radicals of the French Revolution were the first to have this messianic
vision in 1794.
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