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millennium

[Lat.,=1,000 years], the period of 1,000 years in which, according to some schools of Christian eschatology, Christ will reign again gloriously on earth. Belief in the millennium, based on Rev. 20, has recurred in Christianity since the earliest times. Today it is held and taught by the AdventistsAdventists
[advent, Lat.,=coming], members of a group of related religious denominations whose distinctive doctrine centers in their belief concerning the imminent second coming of Jesus (see Judgment Day).
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 and some other conservative evangelical bodies. Belief in the millennium is called chiliasm by historians of the ancient church. See Judgment DayJudgment Day
or Doomsday,
central point of early Christian, Jewish, and Islamic eschatology, sometimes called the Day of the Lord. References to it throughout the Bible are numerous.
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millennium

the Christianity the period of a thousand years of Christ's awaited reign upon earth

millennium

(1) One thousand years. As it pertains to the calendar, we recently passed through the second millennium (January 1, 1001 to December 31, 2000), and the third millennium began January 1, 2001. See Y2K problem.

(2) (Windows Millennium) See Windows ME.
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City slickers: British Olympic dressage hopeful Laura Richardson with her horse Milenium, with whom she has already built up a considerable partnership.
It's still a long shot Mullins delivering the treble but if he lands the novice chase the odds on a sparkling treble are sure to tumble with Florida Pearl and Davenport Milenium waiting in the wings.
A step up to three miles will certainly suit him, but Davenport Milenium (1.30) may have too much class.
"Milenium Cross Media offers media companies the opportunity to really leverage what it is they do best: gather, generate and distribute content," Checa says.
In his absence the race looks wide open, with money coming in for the Christy Roche-trained Like-A-Butterfly, who hasn't run since being beaten by Davenport Milenium at Punchestown last April.
Mullins added: ``In addition to Davenport Milenium, my likely runners are Bassett Tiger, Euro Leader and Warrens Castle.''
Davenport Milenium was off the track since finishing third to Intersky Falcon in the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton until filling fourth place behind Solerina in the recent Hatton's Grace at Fairyhouse.
Davenport Milenium won twice in three days at last season's Punchestown Festival and the idea was to come over to Kempton in the hope of decent ground.
Davenport Milenium (100-30) ended the unbeaten record of uneasy evens favourite Like-A-Butterfly in the Champion Novice Hurdle and is now likely to go for the Champion Hurdle next season.
Davenport Milenium (7.10) A Grade 1 winner over hurdles who showed signs that he is beginning to get the hang of things over fences when third behind Forget The Past and Quazar at Punchestown on most recent start.
Solerina made all to record an eight-length victory over stablemate Florida Coast, while Davenport Milenium, having his first race for 11 months, kept on well for fourth just a head behind Scarthy Lad.
Alexander Banquet, who carries the same colours as Davenport Milenium, who bounced back to form at Fairyhouse yesterday, will be his representative in Saturday's pounds 500,000 Martell Grand National with Barry Geraghty aboard.